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Status: Released

Runtime: 98

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Language: en

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  •  R

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Content Score: 93

(1999)

7.5/10 (8 votes)

Overview

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.

Tagline

When the worst of men hides in a family with no history.

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Director: Tim Roth
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Cast

Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone
as Dad

Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton
as Mum

Lara Belmont

Lara Belmont
as Jessie

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell
as Nick

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A review by John Chard

Darkness in Devon.

Tim Roth dons the directing hat for the first time and brings to the screen a shattering tale of incest and child abuse. Alexander Stuart adapts from his own novel and it stars Ray Winstone, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe and Tilda Swinton. Story is about a family who have moved from London to the Devonshire coast. The son, Tom, is unhappy and feels alienated in the new surroundings, but when he discovers a dark family secret, things become much much worse.

It's an uncomfortable viewing experience at times, making it a film you don't readily recommend, but Roth's approa... read the rest.