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Affinity (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 3 May 2008 (USA)
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Fywell

Writers:

Andrew Davies, Sarah Waters (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoë Tapper ... Selina Dawes
Anna Madeley ... Margaret Prior
Domini Blythe Domini Blythe ... Mother Prior
Amanda Plummer ... Miss Ridley
Mary Jo Randle Mary Jo Randle ... Mrs. Jelf
Caroline Loncq ... Ruth Vigers
Anne Reid ... Mrs. Brink
Vincent Leclerc ... Theophilus
Anna Massey ... Miss Haxby
Ferelith Young ... Helen
Sara Lloyd-Gregory ... Madeleine (as Sara Lloyd Gregory)
Brett Watson Brett Watson ... Stephen Prior
Candis Nergaard ... Black Eyed Sue
Kenneth Hadley ... Prison Porter
Sarah Crowden ... Ada
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A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium. Set in the 1870s. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afinidade See more »

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Romania See more »

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Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
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Very, very, very disappointing!
12 August 2009 | by viamberSee all my reviews

Having just read the book, I was really looking forward to the film adaptation.

What a disappointment. The film felt extremely rushed, with no development of the characters. I did not for one minute believe the "affinity" between Selena and Margaret and so, consequently, felt nothing about the ending. Which did NOT do justice to the book. More time should have been spent showing the relationship between Margaret and her family members, for instance. And more emphasis on Selena's previous life and Peter Quick. And, lastly, more about that awful prison and what the women had to endure.

Read the book if you want "the real deal" and to be suspended in excitement, suspense and terrific writing!


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