Plot & Details
Written, directed, and co-produced by Gaylene Preston, Perfect Strangers centers around the romance between Melanie (Rachael Blake) and the handsome stranger (Sam Neill) who charmed her into joining him at his "castle." The so-called castle is little more than a beat-up shack on a deserted island, however, and it isn't long before her admirer's charm turns into all-out obsession. Clued into the fact that the romantic tryst has degenerated into kidnapping, Melanie makes plans to escape, but the stranger has other ideas. Perfect Strangers was filmed on the remote west coast of New Zealand's South Island and features music by Neil Finn.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 96min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/2004
- DVD Release Date: 06/22/2004
- Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
- Director(s): Gaylene Preston
- Starring: Sam Neill , Rachael Blake , Joel Tobeck , Robyn Malcolm , Madeleine Sami
- Themes: Self-Destructive Romance,Kidnapping
- Tone: Claustrophobic,Disturbing,Menacing,Ominous,Tense
- Keywords: island,kidnapping,obsession,shantytown,stalking,stranger
- Language: English