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In the Winter Dark (1998)

An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village; where a creature is killing the local animals.

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James Bogle
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brenda Blethyn ... Ida Stubbs
Ray Barrett ... Maurice Stubbs
Richard Roxburgh ... Murray Jacob
Miranda Otto ... Ronnie
Steve Le Marquand ... Nick
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ... Circus Man
Les Dayman Les Dayman ... Minister (as Leslie Dayman)
Marjorie Child Marjorie Child ... Cat Woman
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An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village. Maurice and Ida are on old married couple who have said all they have to say to each other decades ago. One neighbour is Murray Jacob, a lonely, intense man with a tragic past; the other is a late arrival, a young woman, Ronnie, who is six months pregnant and recently abandoned by her boyfriend. Something is killing the local animals, and Ronnie's pregnancy stirs up memories of the Stubbs' son's cot death. Fears and shadows play on their minds, making the four uneasy associates as animals are found disemboweled around their homes. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1998 (Australia) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cate Blanchett was originally up for the role of 'Ronnie' but could not accept the role as she had scheduling conflicts on Elizabeth (1998). See more »

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Superbly acted and directed "internal" thought provoker.
20 November 1998 | by SludgySee all my reviews

Ray Barrett is quite perfect: always a competent actor he rises to sublime heights here with his portrayal of a tortured soul caught in all the ghosts of his past. Brenda Blethyn was perhaps a surprise choice for the wife but handled the part very well. Richard Roxburgh gets better with every sighting and his versatility is astonishing. Otto was better than in the similarly dark "The Well" which I thought failed as a movie.


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