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The Darkest Light (1999)

The story of 2 schoolgirls, a Catholic, and a Hindu, who see a strange blinding light on the moors. To the Catholic girl, the vision's the Virgin Mary who'll help cure her brother of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dillane ... Tom
Kerry Fox ... Sue
Keri Arnold Keri Arnold ... Catherine
Kavita Sungha Kavita Sungha ... Uma
Jason Walton Jason Walton ... Matthew
Nisha Nayar ... Nisha (as Nisha K. Nayar)
Nicholas Hope ... Father Mark
Alvin Blossom Alvin Blossom ... Caver
Katherine Hunt Katherine Hunt ... Val
Isobel Raine ... Ultra sound nurse
Emma Palmer ... Jane
Romy Baskerville Romy Baskerville ... Form teacher
Sophie Jewitt Sophie Jewitt ... Anne Marie
Joanna Swain Joanna Swain ... Drama teacher
Imran Ali Imran Ali ... Rishi
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The story of 2 schoolgirls, a Catholic, and a Hindu, who see a strange blinding light on the moors. To the Catholic girl, the vision's the Virgin Mary who'll help cure her brother of Leukaemia, the other girl's interpretation is more ominous. Written by tonyman5

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Drama

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Valoista synkin See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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7 April 2002 | by antonyhartSee all my reviews

I saw the Darkest Light last night at about 1 in the morning. it was the perfect time to watch the film because at a time like that I am generally feeling extremely prepared to watch lesser quality movies. I was flicking through the movie channels when I came upon this film.

What first grabbed my attention was that I recognized the character 'Tom' and I'm glad I stopped flicking as the film turned out to be well acted, and dealt well with complex conceptual ideas which are mixed into the plot with the reality of a family trying to come to terms with their sons cancer.

Catherine the sister of the boy with cancer was in my opinion quite exceptionaly played by Keri Arnold. She was perfect in her role.

the film turned out to be exceptionally moving, and although the plot and screenplay skipped a beat once or twice, I came away from the film, feeling like I had experienced something worthwhile and thought provoking.

Not the most outstanding film but very good and though provoking also.


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