114 minutes – Drama Release date: October 10, 1999 Canadian release date: November 12, 1999 Distributor: Artisan Entertainment
A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform each other’s lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in this adaptation of the celebrated 1994 novel by William Trevor. Seventeen and pregnant, Felecia (Elaine Cassidy) travels to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch (Bob Hoskins), a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no conscious awareness of the crimes; like Felicia, he doesn’t see his true self. Ultimately a story of innocence lost and regained, Felicia awakens to the world’s dangers and duplicities while Hilditch, who grew up lonely and unloved, comes to realize what was taken from him. and what he himself has taken.
Bob Hoskins Elaine Cassidy Arsinée Khanjian Peter McDonald Gerard McSorley Brid Brennan Claire Benedict Sheila Reid Nizwar Karanj Ali Yassine Kriss Dosanjh Maire Stafford Gavin Kelty Mark Hadfield Danny Turner Susan Parry Jean Marlow Sidney Cole Barry McGovern Sandra Voe Leila Hoffman Bob Mason Emma Powell Julie Cox Nicki Murphy Kelly Brailsford Polly York Gem Durham Kerry Stacey Laura Chambers Bianca McKenzie Ladene Hall
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