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Asylum (2005)

Asylum

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Date

August 12, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

97 min.

Studio

Paramount Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

David Mackenzie

Producer

David E. Allen, Laurie Borg, Mace Neufeld

Screenwriter

Patrick Marber, Chrysanthy Balis

Starring

  • Ian McKellen as Peter Cleave
  • Augustus Jeremiah Lewis
  • Natasha Richardson
  • Marton Csokas
  • Joss Ackland
  • Judy Parfitt

Story


Stella Raphael, a cultured and elegant but restless young woman, lives with her husband, Max, a forensic psychiatrist, and their small son, Charlie, at a high-security mental hospital in rural England. Isolated from the urban excitement she craves, Stella is unhappy with her husband and her life, and when she comes into contact with the brilliant and attractive sculptor Edgar Stark, a patient who is engaged in rebuilding the asylum's decrepit Victorian conservatory, she begins to fall in love. Her discovery that Edgar was confined to the hospital after he brutally murdered and disfigured his wife in a psychotic, jealous rage fails to deter Stella from her growing passion, and eventually her love for Edgar is pitted against her husband, her child, the institution, and the entire fabric of her society. Finally Stella makes her choice, precipitating an appalling tragedy and changing the course of several lives.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..fascinating surprises, performances..”
by Paula Nechak [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
“..is almost strikingly dull..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..dreary movies..”
by Peter Keough [The Boston Phoenix]