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The Blue Boy (1994)

Marie Bonnar (Dame Emma Thompson) is an insecure housewife whose husband, Joe (Adrian Dunbar), is having an affair. The two of them take a vacation to rural Scotland, but by sheer bad luck,... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Emma Thompson ... Marie Bonnar
Adrian Dunbar ... Joe Bonnar
Eleanor Bron ... Christine
David Horovitch ... Robert
Joanna Roth ... Beth
Phyllida Law ... Marie's Mother
Barry Molloy Barry Molloy ... Kiran
Lewis Howden Lewis Howden ... Kenny
Jim Twaddale Jim Twaddale ... Archie
Carol Ann Crawford ... Doctor
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ... Kiran's Father
Veronica Leer Veronica Leer ... Lover
Michael Kennedy Michael Kennedy ... Baby
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Marie Bonnar (Dame Emma Thompson) is an insecure housewife whose husband, Joe (Adrian Dunbar), is having an affair. The two of them take a vacation to rural Scotland, but by sheer bad luck, end up at the hotel Joe uses for his "getaways". There, Marie is told the story of a young boy who drowned in a nearby lake long ago, and finds herself becoming more and more obsessed with his ghost. Written by Kathy Li

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2 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Phyllida Law (Marie's Mother) is the real-life mother of Dame Emma Thompson (Marie Bonnar). See more »

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Featured in Screen Two: The Blue Boy (1996) See more »

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An eerie tale of love and deception
13 August 1999 | by GlaschuSee all my reviews

An eerie tale of love and deception set in the Scottish Highlands. Emma Thompson and Adrian Dunbar compellingly portray the roles of a troubled couple about to have their first child. The past, not only their own but that of a parallel couple from the past, become enmeshed through dream, reality and gossip.

The use of water imagery pervades this film from the blue mist at night to its tragic watery conclusion.

As this engaging short film is set in the Gaelic speaking Highlands of Scotland some attention to the indigenous language of this region would have assisted in credibility and continuity.


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