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Amy Foster (1997)

Swept from the Sea (original title)
The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and ... See full summary »

Director:

Beeban Kidron

Writers:

Joseph Conrad (short story "Amy Foster"), Tim Willocks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Amy Foster
Vincent Perez ... Yanko Gooral
Ian McKellen ... Dr. James Kennedy
Kathy Bates ... Miss Swaffer
Joss Ackland ... Mr. Swaffer
Tony Haygarth ... Mr. Smith
Fiona Victory ... Mrs. Smith
Tom Bell ... Isaac Foster
Zoë Wanamaker ... Mary Foster
William Scott-Masson ... Mr. Willcox (as William Scott Masson)
Eve Matheson Eve Matheson ... Mrs. Willcox
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Jack Vincent
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Canon Van Stone (as J.G.R. Ashton-Griffiths)
Matthew Scurfield ... Thackery
Margery Withers Margery Withers ... Widow Cree
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Storyline

The film tells the story of Russian émigré, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows.

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Taglines:

In the heart of an outcast he found his destiny. In the passion of an outsider she found her home.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for elements of theme and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amy Foster See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,289, 25 January 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$283,081, 1 February 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A song, "To Love and be Loved", written by John Barry and Tim Rice and sung by Corina Brouder, was recorded too late to be included in this movie. However, it is on the soundtrack album. See more »

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Achingly beautiful
1 August 2004 | by jenmackin60See all my reviews

I caught this movie today by chance, it was a quiet Sunday so i gave it a chance. The beauty of the landscape is matched by Rachel Weisz. Vincent Perez has the most kind eyes that completely draw you in. Their passionate love affair leaves you absolutely breathless. Ian McKellen shines. His portrayal of a man scarred from and scared of love is tremendous. The look in his eyes near then end when he realizes that he was wrong about Weisz's character is filled with anguish and regret. Perez is a perfect gentleman in every respect, even when he comes up against the harsh and cruel opposition of the people in his new home. You not only feel for him in his anguish but feel with him. This movie sticks with you afterwords. It makes you feel beautiful and you ache with the characters. Highly recommended.


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