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Set at a maximum security psychiatric asylum outside London in the summer of 1959, this is the story of the wife, Stella (Richardson), of a psychiatrist who has recently moved there with her husband, Max (Bonneville), who is the new superintendent. We see their story unfold through the eyes of Dr. Peter Cleave (McKellen), one of the institute's psychiatrists. Stella soon finds herself falling in love with one of the asylum's patients, Edgar Stark (Csokas), a talented sculptor convicted of the disfigurement and murder of his own wife, who is working on the restoration of the asylum's dilapidated Victorian Era conservatory, which is right behind Stella and Max's house.

Cast

Natasha RichardsonStella Raphael
Hugh BonnevilleMax Raphael
Gus LewisCharlie Raphael
Ian McKellenDr. Peter Cleave
Joss AcklandJack Straffen
Wanda VenthamBridie Straffen
Maria AitkenClaudia Greene
Marton CsokasEdgar Stark
Judy ParfittBrenda Raphael
Sean HarrisNick

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: David MacKenzie
  • Producer: Paramount Classics
  • Length: 99 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 13, 2005
    EuropeSep 9, 2005
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 17, 2006
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