December Bride (1991)

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This 19th century period drama set in Northern Ireland tells the story of Sarah (Saskia Reeves), a young woman born into poor circumstances in a devoutly Presbyterian family. Sarah and her mother Martha (Brenda Bruce) are hired to work as housekeepers by a widowed farmer, Mr. Echlin (Geoffrey Golden), who raises potatoes and sheep with his two sons, Frank (Ciaran Hinds) and Hamilton (Donal McCann). When Mr. Echlin dies in a boating accident, Martha leaves the farm and returns to her cottage, but Sarah stays behind, opting to work for Frank and Hamilton on her own terms, and takes both brothers as lovers. In time, Sarah becomes pregnant, but, despite the local scandal, she refuses to name the father and opts to raise the child on her own so that her family name will live on. Director Thaddeus O'Sullivan won the Silver Rosa Camuna Award at the 1990 Bergamo (Italy) Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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Studio:
Little Bird

Cast

Ciarán Hinds
as Frank Echlin
Donal McCann
as Hamilton Echlin
Patrick Malahide
as Sorleyson
Brenda Bruce
as Martha
Dervla Kirwan
as Young Martha
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Audience Reviews for December Bride

½

A nicely understated drama of love, will, independence, morals, and feminist/masculine stereotypes located in scenic Ireland with a thickly accented dialog.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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