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Release Date: May 30th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland (Julianne Moore) and her only son, Antony (Eddie Redmayne). Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), dotes on Antony, who is homosexual. As Barbara tries to "cure" Antony of his sexuality -- sometimes by seducing him herself -- the groundwork is laid for a murderous tragedy.

Cast: Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Elena Anaya, Hugh Dancy, Barney Clark, Anne Reid, Martin Huber

Director: Tom Kalin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Killer Films, Videntia Frames Producciones S.L., Monfort Producciones S.L.

Distributors: IFC First Take

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film walks the fine line between exploitation and empathy to cast a chilly, memorable spell. show more

  • Money, madness, incest and murder! Just the recipe for a twisted mesmerizer of a movie, if it doesn't creep you out. show more

  • U.S. viewers may be put off by its tangled sexual motifs and find its implied social critique a little close to the bone. But even Stateside, Julianne Moore, in her most challenging role in years, will win plaudits and attract mature audiences to a thoroughly absorbing and polished piece of work. show more

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