A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

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Gaylene Preston

Writer:

Gaylene Preston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachael Blake ... Melanie
Robyn Malcolm ... Aileen
Madeleine Sami ... Andrea
Jed Brophy ... Pete
Joel Tobeck ... Bill
Paul Glover Paul Glover ... Jim
Sam Neill ... The Man
George Cassells George Cassells ... Takeaway Patron
Louis Cassells Louis Cassells ... Takeaway Patron
Nic Farra Nic Farra ... Takeaway Patron
Nic Gorman ... Takeaway Patron
Lorraine Ryder Lorraine Ryder ... Publican
Ian Ryder Ian Ryder ... Publican
Richard Bullock Richard Bullock ... Bushman
Paul O'Shea Paul O'Shea ... Bushman
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Storyline

Melanie is out with the girls in a country town on New Zealand's wild but beautiful West Coast when she meets the perfect stranger. The inevitable question 'your place or mine?' arises and Melanie chooses his, not knowing it is a fishing boat. In the morning they are at sea destined for the stranger's home on a remote and inaccessible island. Despite the man's charm, Melanie comes to the realisation she has been kidnapped but, gradually, is captivated by strangely symbiotic nature of their relationship Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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A Chilling Romance


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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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As Melanie opens the freezer (at the 41-minute mark), a camera operator's shadow can be seen at the bottom right corner. See more »

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Not what I expected. At all
3 August 2004 | by MoreadsSee all my reviews

I rented this while I was staying in NZ and sat down prepared for a love story that turns into something like Fatal Attraction or something. Not at all. I appreciate the plot twists and enjoyed the extreme weirdness. Not horrible but not fantastic either ( in my opinion.

All in all I think the acting was pretty believable, but there are some plot holes (pretty gaping ones actually). However the story is pretty consistent with details from the beginning being carried over through the end.

I will look for movies with the lead actress and this director again in the future.

Enjoyable for those with twisted minds.


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New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2004 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Strangers See more »

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South Island, New Zealand See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,740
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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