Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella Jones). She is hired by their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), who became the guardian of the youngsters after the death of their parents. While the governess is initially enthusiastic about her job, Miles and Flora soon prove to be quite a handful, and the housekeeper Mrs. Grose (Lauren Bacall), who oversees most of the activities at the Master's estate, is openly antagonistic to her. Before long, the governess discovers the house bears a dark secret involving Miss Jessel (Dayne Danika), the previous governess, and Fosc (Agusti Villaronga), the Master's former valet. El Celo was the first feature from director Antoni Aloy.

  1. Antonio Aloy

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Barbara Gogny


  3. Mitch Brian


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  1. Sadie Frost

    Sadie Frost


  2. Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

    Mado Remei

  3. Harvey Keitel

    Harvey Keitel

    The Master

  4. Jude Law

    Jude Law


  5. Jack Taylor

    Jack Taylor


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Presence of Mind


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  • September 1, 1999


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

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