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Deeply (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 10 November 2003 (Mexico)
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A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.

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Sheri Elwood

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Sheri Elwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Silly
Lynn Redgrave ... Celia
Julia Brendler ... Claire
Trent Ford ... James
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Porter
Alberta Watson ... Fiona
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ... Dr. Stone
Tara Rosling ... Rose
Anthony Higgins ... Adm. Griggs
Jessica Turner ... Marta Griggs
Gerard Parkes ... Uncle Peat (as Gerard Parks)
Richard M. Davidson Richard M. Davidson ... Young Peat / Voice of Malcolm (voice) (as Richard Davidson)
Alexa Gilmour Alexa Gilmour ... Franny
Mark Day ... Tough Hal
Daniel Brühl ... Jay
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Storyline

A mythic memory play in the vein of The Wicker Man, Deeply is the story of a traumatized teenager, Claire McKay, who is brought to the Island of her ancestors in the hopes of she will recover from the sudden death of her first love. Claire encounters an eccentric writer, Celia, who tells her the story of another grief-stricken teenager, Silly, and the curse which has haunted the Island since the days of the Vikings. As Celia recounts the story of Silly and her great loss, a story that is yet without an ending, Claire relives her own trauma and undergoes a catharsis which sets her spirit free, healed of the grief and horror. As Celia said, a good story does indeed have the power to heal. But the ending to Celia's story has still to be written... Written by Genevieve Kierans, Publicist

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island | curse | writer | viking | play | See All (119) »

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All of life is salt water ... tears, sweat and the sea


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Country:

Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2003 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Deeply: O Segredo See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second time Kirsten Dunst worked with Lynn Redgrave. The first time was in All I Wanna Do See more »

Goofs

Silly as a teenager has double pierced ears. This is not accurate for the 1950s. It doesn't become popular until the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Marta Griggs: This simple island girl knows a good thing when she sees it: fine family, good-looking boy. There's a future there.
James: Just because she's not like those fools you invite home, caring for nothing but their latest dress and their father's money.
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An un-Hollywood joy of a tale
10 August 2001 | by sarajevo-2See all my reviews

A true story tale, woven as the tales of two curses are gradually untwined. In one story a modern girl lands on a Nova Scotia fishing island, bitter and grieving. Lynn Redgrave gives a lovely performance playing a crusty older lady telling this girl the other tale, about a girl her same age 50 years earlier on the same island. Two unknown actresses give deeply felt though not perfect performances as the two teenage girls.

The film is sometimes slow, sometimes awkward, and sometimes cliched, but the telling of the tales overrides the imperfections, and my husband and I were drawn into the telling, the gorgeous scenes of the island, and the mystery of the tales. We saw this on Dutch TV, which we get by satellite, and which shows many wonderful independent films that don't make the mainstream, but are so much better than the ordinary fare.


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