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In the Winter Dark (1998)

An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village; where a creature is killing the local animals.

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Ida Stubbs
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An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village. Maurice and Ida are on old married couple who have said all they have to say to each other decades ago. One neighbour is Murray Jacob, a lonely, intense man with a tragic past; the other is a late arrival, a young woman, Ronnie, who is six months pregnant and recently abandoned by her boyfriend. Something is killing the local animals, and Ronnie's pregnancy stirs up memories of the Stubbs' son's cot death. Fears and shadows play on their minds, making the four uneasy associates as animals are found disemboweled around their homes. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Cate Blanchett was originally up for the role of 'Ronnie' but could not accept the role as she had scheduling conflicts on Elizabeth (1998). See more »

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16 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a classic of Australian film-making.

Take a superb cast.

Mix in a wonderful screenplay drawn from a very intense book.

Then add a genius in the soundtrack/background sounds dept. and you have a film rich in suspense, paced as only a cast of this calibre can.

Don't expect car chases (although you get some rough and tumble stuff in cars).

Just expect a rare beauty that captures the starkness and loneliness of the Australian bush...and teaches us all something about the tyranny of distance!


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