The Quarry (2000)



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Marion Hansel directed this Belgian-French-Dutch-Spanish drama, adapted from the novel by Damon Galgut, about an escaped criminal (John Lynch), who gets a lift from a minister (Serge-Henri Valcke). When the minister makes a sexual advance, the two skirmish -- leading to the minister's accidental death. After he buries the body at an inactive quarry, the escapee heads for the dead man's destination, where he easily assumes the ministerial position and is accepted by the community -- a situation threatened when small-time thieves realize he's an impostor. In addition to an award for Takashi Kako's music score, this film shared the top award at the 1998 Montreal Film Festival.

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John Lynch
as The Man
Serge-Henri Valcke
as Rev. Frans Niemand
Jonne Phillips
as Capt. Mong
Oscar Petersen
as Valentine April
Sylvia Esau
as The Woman

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Despite ambitious themes and an earnest style, this is a predictable, listless film that has little to offer to mainstream audiences.

Nov 8, 2003 | Full Review…

A flawed movie that doesn't always make narrative sense.

Apr 2, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

In trying so hard to be so deep, the film dug a shallow grave for itself.

Oct 29, 2001 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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