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A single mother's search for her stolen new born baby sends her on a journey through the underworld of London and on a collision course with her past.

Director:

Julian Richards

Writer:

Simon Lubert (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emily Woof ... Rachel Stewart
Douglas Henshall ... Daniel Stone
Clive Russell ... DS Dennis Betts
Kevin Whately ... Dr. Richard Herd
Frank Finlay ... Dr. Robert Barrum
Craig Kelly ... DC Robert Mosley
Stephanie Buttle Stephanie Buttle ... Annie Cox
Steve Sweeney ... Jimmy Tibbs
Roger Nott Roger Nott ... Pat Towne
Richard Lumsden ... Tim Cox
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ... Sarah Betts
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Hairdresser
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Boo Khoo Ian Boo Khoo ... Street Trader
Mike Burnside Mike Burnside ... Nosey Neighbour
Sarah Cattle Sarah Cattle ... Joanne Dreyer
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Giving birth to her first child should be a time of happiness for Rachel, but the dream is shattered when she learns that her newborn baby has died during the night. Despite the sympathetic overtures, Rachel is convinced things aren't what they seem and suspects her baby has been abducted. Certain that there's only one way to find out the truth, Rachel returns to the hospital. Here she encounters the menacing Dennis Betts and in an attempt to flee from him, she ís forced to hide in a car belonging to Daniel Stone, a hospital porter. Initially reluctant to help, Daniel's conscience eventually gets the better of him. The plot thickens further with the death of Rachel's best friend Annie and the discovery that Dennis Betts is actually a policeman, with his own very personal reasons for pursuing Rachel. As Rachel and Daniel race through London's nightscape, desperate to stay one step ahead of Betts, every discovery unleashes further hell, extending way beyond the disappearance of Rachel's... Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Prolific Films Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Albtraum ohne Ende See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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[last lines]
DS Dennis Betts: you can't fucking take him, he's my son
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Performed by Tricky
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A finely wrought thriller
3 February 2003 | by jules-108See all my reviews

A day after she held her newborn in her arms, still in the hospital, the doctor informs Rachel that the baby has died. Broken and incredulous, Rachel returns to the hospital, finds a comrade among the hospital staff, and together they go out into the darker corners of London on a journey in which they discover not a few disturbing secrets. Alongside the twisting plot and the talented ensemble of actors, the camera plays a lead role in the way in which it colors the hospital corridors, the rainy streets of London and the gutters populated by prostitutes and homeless people. The result is a finely wrought thriller, directed with impressive emotional restraint.


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