Track 29

United Kingdom, 1987

Film
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This surreal, darkly comic psychological thriller stars Theresa Russell as a young woman, permanently scarred by a teenage rape, which resulted in a pregnancy and the forced removal of her baby. Obsessed by the loss of her child, and married to an equally, but differently obsessed doctor husband, (model trains and playfully masochistic sessions with his nurse), she is confronted one day by a mysterious stranger who claims to be her long-lost son. It seems he also has been obsessed with finding his mother, but at this point reality and fantasy become confused and a deadly and erotic game begins … Also stars Gary Oldman and Christopher Lloyd with Sandra Bernhardt in a cameo role. Dennis Potter wrote the script.

Credits

director

Nicolas Roeg

producer

Rick McCallum

production company

HandMade Films

Language

English

Duration

01:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39039

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sadism in moving pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Masochism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Mothers and sons

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism in moving pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Masochism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sadism

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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