• Till Human Voices Wake Us (2003)

Till Human Voices Wake Us

Release Date: February 21st, 2003

DVD Release Date: July 29th, 2003

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Still haunted by the disappearance and death of the girl he loved as a teen, university professor Sam (Guy Pearce) meets a woman, Ruby (Helena Bonham Carter), on a train, and they hit it off. But Ruby disappears when Sam is distracted. Later that same night, he spots her falling from a bridge into a lake. He rescues her, but Ruby doesn't remember who she is. Slowly, she starts to feel oddly comfortable with Sam, and he begins to believe that she may be the reincarnation of his dead love.

Cast: Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Frank Gallacher, Lindley Joyner, Brooke Harman, Peter Curtin, Margot Knight, Anthony Martin

Director: Michael Petroni

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Instinct Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, 2000s, 1970s, Transformation, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Petroni's directorial debut is too bittersweet and atmospheric for its own good, wrapping a potentially strong story in too many layers of misty emotion. show more

  • 50
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Pearce and Bonham Carter are remarkably photogenic, but the movie is fitful and mannered to a fault, full of watery allusions and stormy scares. show more

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Nevertheless, in mid-reverie, there's no denying the pleasure in falling under its little spell -- till human voices wake us, and we frown. show more

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