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Blessed (2008)

A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.

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Mark Aldridge

Writer:

Mark Aldridge
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Nesbitt ... Peter
Natascha McElhone ... Lou
Gary Lewis ... Howie
Lil Woods ... Charlotte (as Lillian Woods)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bennett ... Jake
Philip Bird Philip Bird ... Freddie
Ken Bradshaw Ken Bradshaw ... Policeman
Matthew Cottle ... Policeman
Simon Fairnington Simon Fairnington ... Jake's Colleague
Charlotte Green Charlotte Green ... The Shipping Forecast
Romy Irving Romy Irving ... Lisa
Rosanna Lavelle ... Sylvie
Toby Longworth Toby Longworth ... Radio News Report
Peggy Nesbitt Peggy Nesbitt ... Rachel
Iain Stuart Robertson Iain Stuart Robertson ... Cyril
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A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.

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lighthouse | blessed | See All (2) »

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Pick a life...any life

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Drama

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In interview, James Nesbitt said the role of Peter was one he had waited his whole professional life to play. The particular challenge was the lack of dialogue and the need to develop the character without words. See more »

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Charming tale of lost and found
21 June 2010 | by jegpadSee all my reviews

I was swept away by this short story about a grief stricken father who renews his faith in life through a chance encounter with an orphan.

The opening scenes and score whisked me away to an isolated beautiful island, the choice of escape for a rich financier destroyed by loss. His work as a lighthouse keeper provides a wonderful setting, poignantly connected to the way he lost his family.

James Nesbitt is challenged by the role and delivers one of this best performances.

The unexpected arrival of an ethereal young girl with magical skills and a joie de vivre brings a conflict for Nesbitt, between his peaceful solitary existence and the benefits of childish company. I found myself at times wondering whether or not this child is a figment of his imagination.

Charming little film about tragedy and hope.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (UK) See more »

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STORM Pictures See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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