The Girl in a Swing

The Girl in a Swing

Gordon Hessler (1988)

18 Certificate
Sun 3 Sep 2:30am - 4:50am Talking Pictures


Our Score
An interminable and incomprehensible suspense thriller, long on atmosphere but short on sense, about an antiques dealer who, while on business abroad, becomes besotted with a German girl and quickly weds her. He ignores the fact that she's prone to delusions and other bizarre behaviour. Based on a novel by Watership Down author Richard Adams, this wilfully and irritatingly odd film stars Meg Tilly, then the better-known sister of Jennifer, but now rather eclipsed by her younger sibling. Appearances in pretentious tosh like this may have had something to do with it.


An art broker hastily marries his secretary, but her dark past impacts on the present in seemingly paranormal ways. Supernatural romance, starring Meg Tilly and Rupert Frazer.

Cast & Crew

Karin Meg Tilly
Alan Rupert Frazer
The Vicar Nicholas Le Prevost
Director Gordon Hessler

Other Information

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