The Edge of the World (2000)
as Peter Manson
as Ruth Manson - His Daughter
as Ruth Manson
as Robbie Manson - Her Brother
as Jean Manson - Their Grandmother
as James Gray
as Andrew Gray
as John, the Catechist
as Dunbar, the Laird
as The Trawler Skipper
as Jean Manson
as Mrs. Graham
as Man at Dance
Critic Reviews for The Edge of the World
In this, his first independent feature film, Powell sets the tone for the rest of his career as he packs the narrative with innovations.
... a must-see for Powell enthusiasts; the visuals are indescribably forceful.
Michael Powell entered the golden age of his career with The Edge of the World.
A flinty, hard-edged melodrama amidst unforgettable landscapes; an early jewel from Michael Powell.
Powell's early ability with the camera is readily apparent here
Told with old-fashioned simplicity yet avoiding any trace of sentimentality or emotionalism, it's a small-scale masterpiece that shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in cinematic storytelling at its most compelling.
Audience Reviews for The Edge of the World
Residents of a small Scottish isle come to terms with the fact that their way of life has come to an end. The seas nearby can no longer provide enough fish to make a living, and their land, having been depleted and eroded, can no longer produce the crops they need to survive. Some very touching moments here but I found that the most interesting parts were the shots of actual Scotsmen going about their daily routines. The film is almost as documentary as it is dramatic. Fascinating to see the way islanders collected shed wool from the sheep or the way they got mail to the mainland by sealing letters in small toy boats and casting them into the sea, hoping that fishing vessels would pick them up and post them. There is as much here for history enthusiasts as there is for movie buffs.
Mike Powell's 1st real film and a good first effort. I liked the idea of the story more than the execution.The location is amazing and i would like to see this subject tackeled in a doc. or a remake by Malick.
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