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Falling Apart (2002)

Drama about domestic violence in a cosy middle-class relationship starring Hermione Norris and Mark Strong. First aired on Channel 4 won Bafta awards for Best New Writer and Best New Fiction Director.

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Brian Hill

Writer:

Anna Maloney
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hermione Norris ... Clare
Mark Strong ... Pete
Tamsin Greig ... Jackie
Daniel Ryan ... Rob
Polly Adams ... Clare's Mum
Mika Simmons ... Sally
Lynne Pearson Lynne Pearson ... Michelle
Daryl Auckland Daryl Auckland ... Roger
Frances Carrigan Frances Carrigan ... Men's Group Counsellor
Murray McArthur ... Men's Group Member
Mark Heal Mark Heal ... Men's Group Member
David Spinx David Spinx ... Men's Group Member (as Dave Spinx)
Andrew Whipp ... Men's Group Member
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Storyline

Falling Apart is a reality-based drama that charts the course of a marriage from its blissful beginning to its violent end. Clare meets Pete and finds him sexy, amusing and passionate. What she doesn't know is that he has a problem with anger. Over the course of the film, Pete's problem is revealed and Clare suffers the consequences.

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Details

Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kun rakkaus satuttaa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Century Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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powerful, realistic, and sad
8 June 2004 | by carmeninblackSee all my reviews

I saw this movie and could not believe how effectively it handled the enormous topic of domestic abuse.

It follows the marriage of two grown adults. The woman is a strong person but tries to hold onto a marriage with a man who is extremely abusive both emotionally and physically.

The abuse starts off subtly and gradually increases. It takes the form of criticism, verbal abuse, yelling, hitting, long absences, mind manipulation.

The scenes are very intense, the acting is incredible, and the impact is great.

I would strongly recommend this movie to anybody who wants to understand domestic abuse. It is very accurate in its portrayal and it has commentary from both the man and the woman during the course of the marriage on how they perceive what is going on between them.

Excellent. 10/10.


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