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The War Zone
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Lara Belmont

Lara Belmont

Jessie
Megan Thorp

Megan Thorp

Baby Alice


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3 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 15 4:11
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This is another confronting movie with a very disturbing subject matter, and there is two scenes in the movie that hits hard. The atmosphere and dark tone sets the film up brilliantly, you see this so called happy family and think everything is fine, until the brother Tom suspects something is not right, and finds out a very ugly truth behind the family facade. It is an emotionally well written ac... read more

A very good movie

4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 1 10:31
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It has been a while since I have seen this flick but, at the time, it was really a tough experience. Indeed, this movie was just really heavy and you should be aware of this before watching it. I mean, the performances were very good and so was the directing but what an heartbreaking story! I have seen some pretty tough dramas but most of them are nothing compared to the agony displayed in this pi... read more

Harrowing Masterpiece

1 year, 6 months ago at Dec 30 4:51
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Actor Tim Roth's dictatorial debut is also an exquisitely acted masterwork about the dark secrets surrounding a middle-class British family, with Lara Belmont stealing the show as the abused daughter. Teenager Tom (Freddie Cunliffe) is horrified but initially fails to intervene when he realizes his older sister (Belmont) is carrying on an incestuous relationship with their father (Ray Winstone.)read more
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After moving with his family from London to Devon, 15-year-old Tom discovers that his father and 18-year-old sister, Jessie, have been silent partners in a secret pact, unbeknownst to his pregnant mother.
Release date: 11 June 1999
UPC: 717119766061
Incest (8), Rape (7), Pregnancy (7), Violence (6), Ireland (5), Coming Of Age (5), Dysfunctional Family (5), Drunk (4), Alcohol (4), Stabbing (4), Morality (4), Family (4), Loneliness (3), Death (3), Sexual Abuse (3), Car Accident (3), Sexual Violence (2), Lie (2), London England (2), Pub (2)
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“This is another confronting movie with a very disturbing subject matter, and there is two scenes in the movie that hits hard. The atmosphere and dark ”

dannyjai posted a review 3 months, 3 weeks ago

“This is another confronting movie with a very disturbing subject matter, and there is two scenes in the movie that hits hard. The atmosphere and dark tone sets the film up brilliantly, you see this so called happy family and think everything is fine, until the brother Tom suspects something is not right, and finds out a very ugly truth behind the family facade. It is an emotionally well written acted drama, Lara Belmont as Jessie and Freddie Cunliffe as Tom do an excellent job. Lara does a brilliant job expressing the emotional turmoil that Jessie is going through,and Ray Winstone as the dad, also did a fantastic job. This is very confronting, very emotional, disturbing film, but very well written and brilliantly acted.” read more

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Harrowing Masterpiece

“Actor Tim Roth's dictatorial debut is also an exquisitely acted masterwork about the dark secrets surrounding a middle-class British family, with Lara Belmont stealing the show as the abused daughter. Teenager Tom (Freddie Cunliffe) is horrified but initially fails to intervene when he realizes his older sister (Belmont) is carrying on an incestuous relationship with their father (Ray Winstone.)

Winstone, who is primarily known by the public for imposing-baddie-with-a-cockney-accent kind of roles, really sells it as a monster of a human being. You will hate this man so much you will want to vomit. Tilda Swinton plays Mum, who is pregnant at the start of the film, and later has a baby girl named Alice.

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A very good movie

“It has been a while since I have seen this flick but, at the time, it was really a tough experience. Indeed, this movie was just really heavy and you should be aware of this before watching it. I mean, the performances were very good and so was the directing but what an heartbreaking story! I have seen some pretty tough dramas but most of them are nothing compared to the agony displayed in this picture. Personally, I have always been a fan of Tim Roth, even though, I have to admit it, he hasn't done anything really amazing lately, but I was really surprised by his directing debut. I wonder if he will ever direct something else but I sure will be interested. Anyway, this feature deals with a taboo, incest, and it gives a relentless look on this subject. Like I said before, I warn you, it is” read more

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