5.7/10
468
4 user 2 critic

Presence of Mind (1999)

Henry James' classic tale of terror, "The Turn of the Screw" receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a ... See full summary »

Director:

Antoni Aloy

Writers:

Henry James (novel), Barbara Gogny (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Immortality (1998)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

Director: Po-Chih Leong
Stars: Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall
Final Cut (1998)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The film opens with the cast gathering after the funeral of Jude to see a film he had been working on for two years. It turns out that the film is secret videos of all those gathered ... See full summary »

Directors: Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis
Stars: Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Sadie Frost
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A north London postman who gets involved with a gang of criminals

Directors: Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis
Stars: Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Prep school student Daisy and her European-born grandmother Nana share the sad stories of their lives: Daisy tells Nana of her romance with young Ethan and problems in school because she's ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Hopkins
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claire Danes, Jude Law
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Peters
Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly, Gretchen Mol
The Crane (1993)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An enigmatic fragment of a bigger story, showing events leading up to a pivotal moment in the life of a strange, troubled young man. After losing his home, fiancée and job, he finds a moment of hopefulness.

Director: Phil O'Shea
Stars: Jude Law, Lee Ross, Joseph Bennett
Rage I (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

Director: Sally Potter
Stars: Simon Abkarian, Patrick J. Adams, Riz Ahmed
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In this drama, the future of art is examined from two vantage points: the years 1699 and 1999. Roland is an avant-garde artist in Venice, California whose sister, Countess Camilla Volta , lives on their family's estate in Venice, Italy.

Director: Robert Dornhelm
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Dennis Hopper, Linus Roache
Bent (1997)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

Director: Sean Mathias
Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Luke Losey
Stars: Noah Dunbar, Jude Law
Wilde (1997)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert
Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sadie Frost ... Governess
Lauren Bacall ... Mado Remei
Ella Jones Ella Jones ... Flora
Nilo Zimmerman Nilo Zimmerman ... Miles (as Nilo Mur)
Harvey Keitel ... The Master
Agustí Villaronga ... Fosc (as Agustin Villaronga)
Dayna Danika Dayna Danika ... Miss Jessel
Jude Law ... Secretary
Jack Taylor ... Father
Luz Fortuny Luz Fortuny ... Aunt
Tom Keller Tom Keller ... Photographer
María Dulce Roselló María Dulce Roselló ... Mourner 1
Lydia Zimmermann Lydia Zimmermann ... Mourner 2
Daniel Isidro Daniel Isidro ... Coachman
Juana Ginzo Juana Ginzo ... Bel (as Juana Guinzo)
Edit

Storyline

Henry James' classic tale of terror, "The Turn of the Screw" receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella Jones). She is hired by their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), who became the guardian of the youngsters after the death of their parents. While the governess is initially enthusiastic about her job, Miles and Flora soon prove to be quite a handful, and the housekeeper Mrs. Grose (Lauren Bacall), who oversees most of the activities at the Master's estate, is openly antagonistic to her. Before long, the governess discovers the house bears a dark secret involving Miss Jessel (Dayne Danika), the previous governess, and Fosc (Agusti Villaronga), the Master's former valet. El Celo was the first feature from Director Antoni Aloy.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Outra Volta do Parafuso See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Governess: What are you doing here?
Flora: I told you. I come here to bury my secrets.
Governess: No more secrets, Flora. Tell me where she is.
Flora: Who, miss?
Governess: Tell me, my pet, where is Miss Jessel?
Flora: Miss Jessel?
Governess: Yes!
[to Mado Remei]
Governess: See? See? There she is! Out on the water!
Mado Remei: I can't see anything.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Version of Die sündigen Engel (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A stunning re-adaptation of a Henry James classic.
20 November 2000 | by panchita_jonesSee all my reviews

I had the privilege to watch the world premiere screening of this film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It is a visually stunning film that draws you in from the very beginning. This first-time director from Mallorca, Spain, was fortunate to have two powerful actors in his film - Harvey Keitel and Lauren Bacall - and used them both superbly. Bacall's performance was the most impressive as well as the rich costumes and set designs. Nilo Mur, in the role of Miles, was the surprise enchantment of the film. Don't miss it!


13 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed