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An interesting approach to the English-Irish tensions, this is the first feature film done by British documentary filmmaker Edward Bennett. The story revolves around a young woman from a wealthy family who protests the horrors she witnesses in her life by the increasing debility of her own body. When her brother is killed, she loses the use of her right arm. When the Catholics and Protestants demonstrate increasing violence and tension, she becomes mute. It is an interesting metaphor, but leaves the audience only visually involved in the storyline as the girl can no longer articulate what it is that is causing her to have these emotional schisms with her own body. Set just after WWI, it is still a powerful statement regarding the alienation found on common soil and the profound emotional effects it has on those who must live with it. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Cast

Julie Covington
as Connie
Ian Charleson
as Ryder
John Phillips
as Wintour
Susan Engel
as Nurse
Philip Locke
as Dr. Strickland
Kieran Montague
as Dr. Kelso
Philomena McDonagh
as Mary
Rynagh O'Grady
as Rose
Jeremy Sinden
as Darcy
Philomena McDonagh
as Mary
Rynagh O'Grady
as Rose

Crew

Edward Bennett
Director
Ian Elsey
Producer
Edward Bennett
Screenwriter
Nigel Gearing
Screenwriter
Clive Tickner
Cinematographer
Ronnie Leahy
Composer (Music Score)
George Akers
Editor
Charles Rees
Editor
Jamie Leonard
Art Director
Peter Sainsbury
Executive Producer
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