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Dark River (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 29 June 2018 (USA)
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Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

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Clio Barnard

Writers:

Clio Barnard, Lila Rawlings (story development) (as Lila V. Rawlings) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Wilson ... Alice Bell
Jonah Russell Jonah Russell ... Pete
Paul Robertson Paul Robertson ... Declan
Sean Bean ... Richard Bell
Una McNulty Una McNulty ... Susan Bell
Esme Creed-Miles ... Young Alice
Aiden McCullough Aiden McCullough ... Young Joe
Olivia Brennan Olivia Brennan ... Ellie
Mark Stanley ... Joe Bell
Joe Dempsie ... David
Mike Noble Mike Noble ... Rowan
Steve Garti ... Jim
Dean Andrews ... Matty
Kenton Foster Kenton Foster ... Auctioneer
Jake Hayward Jake Hayward ... Young David
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After receiving news of her father's death, Alice, a young travelling sheep-shearer, tentatively decides to return to the dilapidated family house of her childhood, in muddy North Yorkshire. Surprisingly, it's been already fifteen years since Alice left behind an ailing dad and her older brother, Joe, to wander about from farm to farm; however, this cold and heavy homecoming will be Alice's last chance to reclaim the land she believes was once promised to her. But, now, on one hand, there's Joe's resentment paired with a rancorous rivalry between siblings--while, on the other hand--fleeting mournful shadows of a troubled past permeate the walls of an imperfect prize. What will it take to keep the haunting memories at bay? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karanlik Nehir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,246, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,714, 5 July 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Ruth Wilson who plays Alice also played a character named Alice in the Luther TV series where 'Alice' was a psychopath. See more »

Quotes

[Last Lines]
Alice: Can I come and see you again? Can I?
Joe Bell: Yeah.
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An Acre of Land
Traditional British song
Adapted Harry Escott
Sung by P.J. Harvey
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Brooding
12 February 2019 | by bryangary65See all my reviews

Atmospheric drama where you feel part of the bleak story

All about the acting from an entertainment point of view with Ruth Wilson and Mark Stanley both very convincing as they convey their tortured experience


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