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Love & Rage (1999)

This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.


Cathal Black


Brian Lynch, James Carney (book) (as Professor James Carney)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... Agnes MacDonnell
Daniel Craig ... James Lynchehaun
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Croly
Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond ... Biddy
Donal Donnelly ... Sweeney
David Walshe David Walshe ... Martin (as David Walsh)
Lalor Roddy ... Eamon
Mikel Murphy Mikel Murphy ... Paddy
Olivia Caffrey Olivia Caffrey ... Julia (as Olivia Caffery)
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ... Peasant Woman
Noel O'Donovan Noel O'Donovan ... Glass Workman
Kieran Aherne Kieran Aherne ... Vicar (as Kieran Ahern)
Oliver Maguire Oliver Maguire ... Hotel Manager
Paul McGlinchey ... Constable
John Whelan John Whelan ... Porter


Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a strong and self-confident Englishwoman in her forties, owns a large estate on an island off the west coast of Ireland. When she begins a passionate but dangerous affair with twenty-something James Lynchehaun (Daniel Craig), her new estate manager, Agnes wages a desperate struggle to dominate this charismatic but destructive man. A tale of passion and violence in the Victorian era, LOVE and RAGE is based on the novel by James Carney. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The novel on which this film is based is a fictionalize account of actual events. A hostel now stands where Anges MacDonnell's estate once stood. See more »


Dr. Croly: In the year 1903, there was a big house on a wild island, where two ladies lived, alone and together. I was a doctor on the island and often visited the house. I still do, but I have no medicine for their secret wounds.
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Crazy Credits

The credits, in red letters, appear on a dark screen with a single white dot slowly expanding to show a dark room with a woman in it, while Doctor Croly introduces himself in an off-screen narration and gives a short introduction to the film See more »


References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »


The Screw Dance
Written and Performed by 'Peadar o'Riada'
Copyright 'Peadar o'Riada'
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19 October 2018 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

While watching this I will admit I found myself becoming lost as to what Daniel Craig's character was really up to. I understand this is supposed to be based on actual events but it was somewhat anticlimactic and I was left thirsting for more understanding. What saves this film for me is that it was well acted and I enjoyed the overall presentation. I enjoy period movies both fictional and non fictional and this was well set, costumed and toned. While I won't be putting this up on some high pedestal, I was an ok movie.

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Release Date:

29 August 1999 (Canada) See more »

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Amor y odio See more »

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