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A teacher falls in love with a pianist who turns out to be a dangerous psychopath.


Colleen Murphy


Colleen Murphy
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Credited cast:
Katja Riemann ... Halley Fischer
Zachary Bennett ... Francis Waterson
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Mrs. Waterson
Joost Siedhoff Joost Siedhoff
Alberta Watson ... Simone
Graham Greene ... Connor
Martin Donovan
Darcy Fehr ... Mr. Fergus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taryn Brenner Taryn Brenner ... Mourner
Chad Bruce ... Mr. Joyce
Miranda Grayson Miranda Grayson
Patti D. Grayson Patti D. Grayson ... Principal
Maggie Huculak
Jan Skene ... Mrs. Robinson
Jennifer Villaverde Jennifer Villaverde


A teacher falls in love with a pianist who turns out to be a dangerous psychopath.

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It's a movie about lust and desire
7 December 2002 | by bbbl67See all my reviews

It's a movie about lust and desire and the various forms it takes. I know that some people want to attach some higher meaning to it, such as the evil in men's hearts, etc., but it's it's basically about the various forms of lust/desire that people have in their hearts. The character, Francis the musician, with his screwed-up upbringing is a bit of a schizoid, and his desire for Halley the schoolteacher reflects one side of his personality, but his desire for less savory things (which I won't spoil) reflects the other side of his personality. Even the character of Morris the lounge owner, Francis' boss, reflects a homosexual desire for Francis.

I have to say, Katja Riemann, as Halley, is extremely sexy. She was an ideal choice for the older woman role. Teamed up with Zach Bennett as Francis, there was a definite chemistry there. I didn't realize that Zach Bennett was so young either. At the time of filming Bennett must have been 20 years old, while Katja must have been 37.

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Release Date:

10 September 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Begierde See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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1.66 : 1
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