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Love & Rage (1999)

This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.

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Cathal Black

Writers:

Brian Lynch, James Carney (book) (as Professor James Carney)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... Agnes MacDonnell
Daniel Craig ... James Lynchehaun
Stephen Dillane ... Dr. Croly
Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond ... Biddy
Donal Donnelly ... Sweeney
David Walshe David Walshe ... Martin (as David Walsh)
Lalor Roddy ... Eamon
Mikel Murphy Mikel Murphy ... Paddy
Olivia Caffrey Olivia Caffrey ... Julia (as Olivia Caffery)
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ... Peasant Woman
Noel O'Donovan Noel O'Donovan ... Glass Workman
Kieran Aherne Kieran Aherne ... Vicar (as Kieran Ahern)
Oliver Maguire Oliver Maguire ... Hotel Manager
Paul McGlinchey ... Constable
John Whelan John Whelan ... Porter
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Storyline

Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a strong and self-confident Englishwoman in her forties, owns a large estate on an island off the west coast of Ireland. When she begins a passionate but dangerous affair with twenty-something James Lynchehaun (Daniel Craig), her new estate manager, Agnes wages a desperate struggle to dominate this charismatic but destructive man. A tale of passion and violence in the Victorian era, LOVE and RAGE is based on the novel by James Carney. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Isle Of Man | Ireland | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor y odio See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The novel on which this film is based is a fictionalize account of actual events. A hostel now stands where Anges MacDonnell's estate once stood. See more »

Quotes

Agnes MacDonnell: Go back to hell!
James Lynchehaun: I can't go back. I'm in it!
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Crazy Credits

The credits, in red letters, appear on a dark screen with a single white dot slowly expanding to show a dark room with a woman in it, while Doctor Croly introduces himself in an off-screen narration and gives a short introduction to the film See more »

Connections

References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Screw Dance
Written and Performed by 'Peadar o'Riada'
Copyright 'Peadar o'Riada'
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Insinuates, Seduces, and Terrorizes
21 April 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Love & Rage is a film set in post Parnell Ireland where a psychotic peasant and Irish Republican Brotherhood member Daniel Craig first insinuates himself into the household of wealthy divorcée Greta Sacchi. Then he seduces and terrorizes her. It's all based on a true incident.

That he's an IRB there is no doubt it's thought first that he's working for the cause. By becoming overseer of Sacchi's estate he can provide a hideout for weapons and people should they become persons of interest as suspected rebels. But it's clear soon enough that Craig has a psychotic agenda all his own.

The film is dominated by Daniel Craig who is both fascinating and repellent in a portrayal of pure evil. Being both British and a divorcée the locals aren't a great source of help for Sacchi. Her personal maid Valerie Edmond is maimed trying to help her and Sacchi herself is disfigured.

How it all end is for you to see the film for, but this one is a must for fans of the newest James Bond in an un Bond like role.


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