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No Night Is Too Long (2002)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 27 December 2002
Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored ... See full summary »


Tom Shankland


Kevin Elyot (screenplay by), Ruth Rendell (based upon the novel by) (as Barbara Vine)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Williams Lee Williams ... Tim Cornish
Marc Warren ... Ivo Steadman
Emily Holmes ... Emily
Christina Jastrzembska ... Margaret Cornish
Margaret Swinburne Margaret Swinburne ... Aunt Clarissa
Liam McGuigan ... Tim Cornish (12 yrs.)
Andrew Murgatroyd Andrew Murgatroyd ... James Gilman (17 yrs.)
David Cook David Cook ... Library Student
Christine Lippa Christine Lippa ... Taxi Driver
Mikela Jay ... Isabel Winwood (as Mikela J. Mikael)
Robyn Hepples Robyn Hepples ... Summit Restaurant Waitress
Philip Granger ... Fergus McKenzie
Rob Bruner ... Nathan Hayward
Merrilyn Gann ... Betsy Baranof
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Lillian Donizetti


Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored student in a prestigious creative writing course, but a chance meeting, a stolen kiss and a sudden flare of passion sets Tim on a journey of betrayal, heartbreak and murder. In a flashback, he tells his story of cruelty, love and a soul-destroying guilt that offers little chance for redemption. Written by <krijn@hotmail.com>

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Love may have mortal consequences... [French DVD]


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Dr. Ivo Steadman: [Bursting into Isabel's room, knocking her to the floor] Get up! When did you seduce him? Get up!
Isabel: [Struggling to crawl away] Of course I didn't-!
Dr. Ivo Steadman: GET UP! Who made the first move? Was it him?
[Pins Isabel against the wall]
Dr. Ivo Steadman: Was it you? Love at first sight, Romeo and fucking Juliet?
[Throws Isabel on the bed and pins her as she struggles]
Dr. Ivo Steadman: COME HERE! Did you read all the letters I wrote?
Isabel: No!
Dr. Ivo Steadman: Maybe you read them yourself, did you-!
Isabel: No, I wouldn't do s-!
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Real surprise package
10 July 2003 | by grahamclarkeSee all my reviews

This truly terrific thriller scores in all departments. First and foremost is Lee William's stunningly intense and passionate central performance. He has completely internalized his complex character, bringing it to the screen with tremendous conviction in a display of faultless acting. Marc Warren, resembling a Malcolm Macdowell of younger days, doesn't quite have the same grasp on his character, which at times loses credibility, but fortunately not enough to spoil the film. Mikela Mikael captures a lovely vulnerability so necessary for the plot to work.

This is a thriller that works on all levels, which is an achievement few thrillers seem to attain. The plot twists are indeed unexpected and for the length of the movie the viewer is kept riveted to the unfolding story. The cinematography is of the highest level, especially with the amazing Alaskan seascapes but also the carefully shot interiors. Director Tom Shankland who put all this together is certainly a name to watch.

Having no expectations or preconceptions about the film, plus the fact of these actors being completely unknown (well, to me anyway), made this one great surprise package. There are not that many classy thrillers around; if that's your pleasure you won't want to miss this one.

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27 December 2002 (UK) See more »

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