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Mind Games (2001)

A former nun turned criminal profiler is called in to investigate the horrific ritualistic murders of two middle aged women. Her unorthodox approach means that she has to deal not only with... See full summary »

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Richard Standeven

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Lynda La Plante (creator), Lynda La Plante | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fiona Shaw ... Frances O'Neil
Finbar Lynch ... DCI Chris Medwynter
Colin Salmon ... DCI Ricky Grover
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ... Dr. Davina Ward
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Tyler Arnold
Patrick Poletti Patrick Poletti ... American Profiler
Graham Turner Graham Turner ... Martin Savage
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... DC Terry Beale (as Crispin Bonham Carter)
Ian Targett Ian Targett ... DC Roger Ball
Geoffrey Church Geoffrey Church ... DC Matt Begg
Tanya Ronder Tanya Ronder ... DC Samantha Western
Lisa Palfrey ... DC Rebecca Longton
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... Gary Little
John Cormack John Cormack ... Little's Solicitor
Cameron Stewart Cameron Stewart ... Fireman One
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A former nun turned criminal profiler is called in to investigate the horrific ritualistic murders of two middle aged women. Her unorthodox approach means that she has to deal not only with solving a murder but also winning the trust of her sceptical colleagues. Written by David McDaid <dpamcdaid@aol.com>

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Official Sites:

La Plante Productions [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I mördarens sinne See more »

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Production Co:

La Plante Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Superb Thriller with an Incomparable Actress
18 May 2006 | by richard-kelly-2See all my reviews

Lynda La Plante's credentials in crime stories featuring strong female characters would be hard to improve on. Following her seminal "Prime Suspect", "Mind Games" is an intelligent and multi-faceted perspective on the role of the mind and the brain in investigation and in life. The central character (played by Fiona Shaw, without question one of the greatest actresses in the world) uses not just her professional psychological profiling qualifications to inform her work, but also draws on her own faith (the character was previously a Roman Catholic nun) to help her in understanding what the mind can do and what it cannot overcome. It is a magnificent film: exciting, original and quiet, with a uniformly excellent cast who bring a real freshness to the genre.


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