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A very good movie

5 years ago at Feb 1 10:31
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

2 years, 1 month ago at Dec 30 4:51
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
Tags: Incest (7), Rape (6), Pregnancy (6), Violence (5), Ireland (5), Dysfunctional Family (4), Coming Of Age (4), Drunk (4), Alcohol (4), Family (3), Morality (3), Loneliness (3), Stabbing (3), Death (3), Teenage Boy (2), Teenage Girl (2), Baby (2), Car Accident (2), Lie (2), London England (2)
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"Directed by Tim Roth EVIDENCE THAT TIM ROTH CAN NOT ONLY ACT, but perhaps deserves to be named one of the greatest directors of our generation. Roth has only ever directed one film but to many it's enough, why Steven Jay Schneider chooses to ignore this essential indie film I can't understand. Uncompromisingly bleak The War Zone is a masterpiece that deals directly with complex and graphic themes of abuse and the cycle of violence within families, met with heated controversy for it's unblinking"


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"(Father and daughter) Directed by: Tim Roth "


moviebuff15 posted a review 2 years, 1 month ago

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.

The weird thing is, Tom doesn't immediately see his older sister as a” read more

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"Directed by: Tim Roth Cast: Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Colin Farrell Plot: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret. Note: OOOOOhhhhh.... This movie is really heavy. You should be aware of this before watching it. The perfomances are very good and so is 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"


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"His directorial debut is dedicated to his father and it's inspired by his own childhood. "If you are a survivor of abuse and you get the opportunity to tell a story about that subject, then you can really get in there and tell the truth. It was a fantastic chance for me to exorcise a lot of demons. I’m very proud of the film and proud of the fact that it’s even been used as a teaching tool." on the set of the film"


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" The family that loves together stays together. Or, if taken too far, just completely crumbles together. A grey, sodden story of family disorder that's as bleak as the subject matter can be, & provides for some really good acting (particularly Lara Belmont), not to mention an excellent directorial debut by Tim Roth. "


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johanlefourbe posted a review 5 years ago

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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