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Driftwood

  • 1996
  • Ronan O'Leary
  • 96 mins
  • 18
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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

While clearly aiming for something as disturbing and profound as Woman in the Dunes, Ronan O'Leary's film comes across as an unintentional parody of Misery. Alone on a windswept island, Anne Brochet gets to roll her eyes as the seemingly normal sculptress who helps amnesiac castaway James Spader. Her kindness is gradually replaced by ritualistic mannerisms and, finally, violent hysteria as her new lover threatens to return to civilisation. With Spader offering no more than typically distracted hesitancy, the burden of dramatic impetus falls on Brochet, who responds with a display of desperate theatricality. Sexist, derivative and unpleasant.

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Credits

Cast

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The ManJames Spader
SarahAnne Brochet
McTavishBarry McGovern
MotherAnna Massey
FatherAiden Grenell
Motorcycle driverKevin McHugh
SonJohn Cleere
PolicemanEamon Rohan
PolicemanLiam Rigney

Crew

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DirectorRonan O'Leary

Details

Theatrical distributor
Goldcrest/Blue Dolphin
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and sex scenes.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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