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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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Country:

France | UK

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English

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Valoista synkin See more »

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Everyone in the audience was moved.
23 September 1999 | by leona-5See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Edinburgh Film Fest, and although not the greatest film in the world, I can safely say that every person who was at the screening was deeply moved. The film deals primarily with two families, one Caucasian and one Indian. The Caucasian family is dealing with a son who has cancer, as well as farm animal difficulties (that description simplifies matters). The Indian family is new in town and dealing with settling down. The girls in the families discover a light on the moors, and this opens the film to a discussion regarding faith. What the audience gains from watching the film can't really be described, it needs to be experienced. There was a silence after the screening as people let the film absorb. There were those who cried and those who just let it sink in. I think everyone can take something different from it. As I said, it's not the most utterly fantastic film in the world, however it will affect the majority of people who watch it.


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