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Dorothy Mills (2008)

A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.

Director:

Agnès Merlet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carice van Houten ... Jane Van Dopp
Jenn Murray ... Dorothy Mills
David Wilmot ... Colin Garrivan
Ger Ryan ... Eileen McMahon
David Ganly ... Aiden Kearsley
Gary Lewis ... Pastor Ross
Rynagh O'Grady ... Mrs. Mc Cllellan
Joe Hanley Joe Hanley ... Paul Fallon
Gavin O'Connor ... John McCarthy
Charlene McKenna ... Mary McMahon
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Maureen Kearsley
Ned Dennehy ... Garage Owner
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Garage Owner's wife
Sean Stewart ... Duncan McClellan
Eamonn Owens ... Kurt
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Storyline

Jane Morton, a psychiatrist from Dublin in deep mourning following the accidental death of her husband and son, is assigned to work on the case of Dorothy Mills, a teenaged girl in a small village who tried to strangle a baby. After miraculously surviving a car accident, Jane discovers a village darkened by strange events and meets a very nervous Dorothy, who swears she never touched the baby. After analyzing the teenager, Jane makes a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder until the day that Dorothy speaks with the voice of David, Jane's dead son. Written by Anonymous

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Evil chose her.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violent and disturbing content including a rape, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

Ireland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorothy See more »

Filming Locations:

County Donegal, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,682,733
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film had an Irish cast, a French director (Agnès Merlet) and one dutch actress (Carice van Houten) See more »

Goofs

During the car chase scene, there is clearly only one person in the second car, yet we see four people emerging from it at the end. See more »

Quotes

Jane Van Dopp: Do you have any idea why she was bullied by the other children?
Mrs. Mc Cllellan: Because they hated anyone or anything that was different. God help the child, she was always different.
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Soundtracks

I want to destroy you
(Nathaniel Méchaly / Craig Walker)
Performed by Craig Walker
Guitar & Bass by Serge Bonavita
Produced by Antonio Gambale
(P) 2008 Fidélité
Publishing: NX Musique / Haute Fidélité
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very, very Irish
5 July 2009 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

This film is carried on convincingly by Dutch actress Carice van Houten. She plays a psychiatrist who is sent to a remote island at the Atlantic coast of Ireland's province of Donegal.

There she has to work her way in with a very closed, off-handed local community to help a young girl in trouble. This community definitively looks Protestant, and behaves in a Protestant way. The Republic of Ireland is known for her Roman Catholic faith.

Apart from this, 'Dorothy Mills' makes a good watch. Those familiar with Ireland's west coast will warm up to this film's rich use of its scenery & spirits. The latter includes an extensive array of fairy tales, which connects well with 'Dorothy Mills' somewhat improbable plot. These spirits show themselves once again in this film's tragic end: Irish history is littered with tragedy.


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