Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.
Lea van Acken,
A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness. The plot weaves between the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean's private struggle with jealousies and suspicions as her marriage teeters.Written by
Based on an actual double-murder on the Isles of Shoals on 6 March 1873. See more »
When Josh Lucas dives into the water of the cove, it is almost perfectly still and glass-like. As they show Jean photographing him (in black and white) at the exact same time, the water is very choppy indicating there is a stiff wind blowing. See more »
Talent excuses cruelty. Don't you know that?
Not talent. Genius maybe. You're talented, Thomas. The world is full of talented assholes.
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Clever script, clever acting, especially by the late Katrin Cartlidge. This is about a history murder case. Who did the axe killing? The supposed one or the certainly unsupposed?
There are two parallel plots here, the murder case and the case of those who are examining the case 130 years later. In many (emotional) ways the two plots are really the same. The murder case takes over the souls of the investigators.
You get confused and found out quite many things after leaving the movie house. That's typical for a good thriller.
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