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This unsettling variation on [[Feature~V150876~Thelma and Louise~thelma]] (1991) is an unusual and often macabre love story/black comedy about two peculiar women, played by [[Performer~P57109~Amanda Plummer~amandaplummer]] and [[Performer~P59363~Saskia Reeves~saskiareeves]], who roam through Northern England on a killing spree. [[Performer~P57109~Plummer~amandaplummer]] is Eunice, a tattooed, schizophrenic free spirit who is wandering in search of her recently departed lover, Judith. She leaves one gas station attendant dead when the person admits to not being Judith. But when she meets Miriam ([[Performer~P59363~Reeves~saskiareeves]]), another gas station attendant who longs for love and attention, Eunice doesn't ask the fatal question. Strangely captivated by the eccentric woman, Miriam spends the night with Eunice and falls under her peculiar charm, Calling each other "Eu" and "Mi," they hit the road, where they murder anyone who gets in their way. Both women sense that their actions will ultimately bring about a tragic end, but their dedication to their cause (rebelling against men who trivialize and demean women everywhere) and their love for one another gives them the strength to carry on. Though [[Performer~P57109~Plummer~amandaplummer]]'s Eunice seems to have the upper hand through most of the film, it is the sacrifice that "Mi" makes for "Eu" that catches and holds the viewer at the conclusion of this bizarre little tale. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:April 28, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Michael Winterbottom In Competition 1995 Nominee

Cast

Amanda Plummer
as Eunice
Saskia Reeves
as Miriam
Paul Bown
as Gary
Freda Dowie
as Elsie
Desmond McAleer
as Eric McDermott
Emily Aston
as Katie
Paula Tilbrook
as Ella
Ricky Tomlinson
as Robert

Crew

Michael Winterbottom
Director
Julie Baines
Producer
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Screenwriter
Seamus Mcgarvey
Cinematographer
John Harle
Composer (Music Score)
Trevor Waite
Editor
Rupert Miles
Production Designer
Sarah Daniel
Associate Producer
Rachael Fleming
Costume Designer
Terry Bamber
First Assistant Director
David Pearson
First Assistant Director
Steve Lindsey
Consultant/advisor
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