In the Winter Dark (1998)

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Movie Info

James Bogle directed this Australian psychological thriller adapted (by Bogle and Peter Rasmussen) from the novel by Tim Winton. Living on their farm for 30 years, Maurice (Ray Barrett) and Ida Stubbs (Brenda Blethyn) have never recovered from the loss of their child, smothered by a cat. Elsewhere in the valley are pregnant, spaced-out Ronnie (Miranda Otto), abandoned by her lover, and lonely misfit Laurie (Richard Roxburgh), a fan of Jim Reeves recordings. Fear brings these four together when an unknown predator starts slaughtering local livestock. Shown at the Sydney Film Festival (Opening Night).
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Cowboy Pictures

Cast

Ray Barrett
as Maurice Stubbs
Brenda Blethyn
as Ida Stubbs
Richard Roxburgh
as Murray Jacob
Miranda Otto
as Ronnie
Justin Monjo
as Circus Man
Leslie Dayman
as Minister
Marjorie Child
as Cat Woman
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Critic Reviews for In the Winter Dark

All Critics (6)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

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October 6, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

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July 29, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for In the Winter Dark

Metaphorically this was all right, but I was hoping for a bit more substance-wise. Good use of music.

Jeff B
Jeff B

This harrowing portrayal of the dark side of human madness is unstructured at times and leaves numerous plot elements unexplained.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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