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Driftwood (1997)

R | | Thriller | 28 March 1997 (UK)
When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name ... See full summary »

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Ronan O'Leary

Writer:

Richard M. Waring (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
James Spader ... The Man
Anne Brochet ... Sarah
Barry McGovern Barry McGovern ... McTavish
Anna Massey ... Mother
Aiden Grennell Aiden Grennell ... Father
Kevin McHugh Kevin McHugh ... Motorcycle Driver
John Cleere John Cleere ... Son
Eamon Rohan Eamon Rohan ... Policeman
Liam Rigney Liam Rigney ... Policeman
Ger Ryan ... Woman
Caroline Grey Caroline Grey ... Woman
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When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name and no past. His dependence lies on Sarah. A role that makes her forget her loneliness and she decides to therefore lie about their situation... She says that they are situated on an island, where no one can reach them. From now, his life lies in her hands. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>

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Sometimes being rescued is worse than being left to die.

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Rated R for sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Driftwood - Confiança Inocente See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The Collector....distaff side
22 March 2006 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

When an unknown man with amnesia (Spader) is washed up on a secluded beach of Northern Ireland, he is taken in by a solitary eccentric spinster (Brochet)and it becomes immediately apparent that she has "control issues." Since he has a broken leg, he's temporarily at her mercy and tries to humor her as she becomes increasingly strange. Brochet plays "Sarah" so well that the viewer soon surmises that beneath her elfin winsomeness lies some dangerous emotional and mental instability which will eventually erupt. She succeeds in seducing the stranger and thereafter regards him as her personal possession. The arguments with her old harpy of a mother are telling. When the couple have a special candlelit dinner commemorating his sexual surrender, she appears wearing a weird lacy gown strongly suggesting the mad Miss Havisham in "Great Expectations." Viewer interest will be maintained until the inevitable tragic result of the man breaking free of the coerced relationship which bears a familiar parallel in reverse to "The Collector."


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