The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)




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In this strange European allegory, Young Darkly Noon is first seen stumbling blindly through the forest clutching a bible. He ends up at the rural home of beautiful, young Callie, who takes him in. As he recovers, he finds himself becoming fixated on the married woman.
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Brendan Fraser
as Darkly Noon
Ashley Judd
as Callie
Loren Dean
as Jude
Lou Meyers
as Quincey
Josse De Pauw
as Ringmaster
Knut Samel
as Ringmaster's Family Member
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Critic Reviews for The Passion of Darkly Noon

All Critics (6)

By the time you get to the giant glittering silver shoe floating in the river, you'll know whether The Passion of Darkly Noon is your kind of insanity.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009

An off-beat, haunting, overwrought fairy tale for adults.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
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Audience Reviews for The Passion of Darkly Noon


An off-beat, haunting, overwrought fairy tale for adults. The Passion of Darkly Noon is indie cinema as opera - huge, iconic, occasionally ridiculous, sometimes moving, undisputedly spectacular.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

A truly bizarre film featuring a lot of future stars (Brendan Fraser, Viggo Mortensen, and Ashley Judd), The Passion of Darkly Noon follows a young man who escapes from a cult and attempts to fit in with a modern couple living in a rural location. Unfortunately, Darkly''s (yes, that's his name) love for the beautiful young woman begins to drive him insane once her mute boyfriend returns. Intensely strange and definitely original, The Passion of Darkly Noon delivers a few moments of twistedness but ultimately fails to entirely make up for its somewhat idiotic aesthetic.

Al Miller
Al Miller

An interesting movie. Darkly is nursed to health by the hot Callie (Ashley Judd). When her boyfriend returns, Darkly is conflicted - he was raised by deeply religious parents vs his obsession for Callie. You get more and more uncomfortable as the movie advances to its inevitable conclusion. Mind you, I hate obscure stuff like the big shiny boot floating on a lake.

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