• The War Zone (1999)

The War Zone

Release Date: December 10th, 1999

DVD Release Date: September 19th, 2000

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

After his family relocates from London to rural Devon, sullen British teen Tom (Freddie Cunliffe) spends most of his time moping about the house. When he inadvertently discovers an incestuous relationship between his older sister, Jessie (Lara Belmont), and their father (Ray Winstone), the revelation threatens to have dire consequences. The mother of the family (Tilda Swinton), unaware of the dark secret, has recently given birth, and the siblings must contend with the harrowing situation.

Cast: Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe, Kate Ashfield, Aisling O'Sullivan, Colin Farrell, Annabelle Apsion

Director: Tim Roth

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fandango, Mikado Films

Keywords: Fall, England, Son, 1990s, Father, Mother, Daughter, Intense, Family, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Brilliant and heartbreaking, takes place in the present but is timeless. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Showing as much courage and talent behind the camera as he has while acting in front of it, Roth has crafted for his first film one of the most bluntly graphic and disturbing movies ever done on the subject. show more

  • 68
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    A brooding, stunningly realistic portrait of familial self-destruction that raises far more questions than it can possibly answer. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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