- Actors: Bernard Hill, John Hannah, Mark Anthony, Mark Pettitt, Danny Earl
- Directors: Chris Newby
- Writers: Chris Newby
- Producers: Ben Gibson, Julie Baines, Sarah Daniel
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Cinevista Inc.
- VHS Release Date: December 17, 1997
- Run Time: 96 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6304765908
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,555 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Top Customer Reviews
The movie does unfold a little slowly at the start but the acting is strong and Bernard Hill is a delight. The basic story is about two men that are outcasts from society, they find each other and end up falling in love despite one being gay and the other straight.
Yes, the film is a bit artsy and at times I wanted it to go a little deeper but it touched me, especially the end of the film. On one hand the end left me wanting more and caring about both characters and on the other hand it was appropriate and satisfying. Bravo to Harry and Flint for finding and holding on to their little piece of joy in this world.
PLOT: Harry, a despairing gay man spurned because of a port-wine birthmark shaped like Madagascar on his face, abandons the twilight world of London's gay club scene. Wandering a deserted beach, he kicks an overturned bucket and discovers Flint---buried up to his head. A weather worn, worldly "heterosexual" with a murky past, Flint lets Harry nurse him back to health in an abandoned cottage. As their mutual distrust melts away, something magical happens---reminding us love can be found in the strangest places. NY TIMES "Chris Newby's exquisitely photographed film...a surreal comic ode to unlikely erotic fulfillment." I screened this at the National Art Club, selecting it under the Film Experts' series of "favorite" little known film.
--DR JUD NEWBORN, author of the acclaimed "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose," companion to the Academy Award nominated 2006 film. He serves today as Special Projects Curator for the renowned Cinema Arts Centre (LI), bringing in and interviewing leading actors and directors. Founding Historian of New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage (1986-2000), Dr. Newborn is also a Holocaust expert, dramatic multimedia lecturer,lyricist and cultural anthropologist (Ph.D with Distinction, University of Chicago).Read more ›
When a shy gay man rejected at local gay bars because of a large birthmark on his face flees his lonely life and makes his way to a remote patch of coastline, a chance encounter with a shady older man shatters his self-imposed exile from the world of men and leads to love. But the journey is neither easy... nor straight, in any sense of the word.
This lovely film from 1995 features early work by John Hannah and Bernard Hill, both of whom have gone on to do well for themselves in Hollywood productions. It also marks Chris Newby's last turn as writer / director; when oh when will Newby make another movie?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish some reviewer somewhere had warned that this movie contains images (verbal and/or visual) of animal suffering. Read morePublished on May 23, 2011 by J. Martin
It is a strange movie.
Suffering communicating problems because of his odd birthmark and financial situation, same gender attracted Harry found himself solaced by mature... Read more