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The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 19 May 1995 (USA)
A young man who has spent his life as a member of an ultraconservative Christian cult, loses his parents and becomes disoriented, wandering into a forest and meeting a coffin transporter, a caring woman, her mute boyfriend, and his mother.

Director:

Philip Ridley

Writer:

Philip Ridley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Fraser ... Darkly Noon
Ashley Judd ... Callie
Viggo Mortensen ... Clay
Loren Dean ... Jude
Grace Zabriskie ... Roxy
Lou Myers ... Quincy
Kate Harper ... Ma
Mel Cobb Mel Cobb ... Pa
Josse De Pauw ... Ringmaster
Gabriele Binder ... Ringmaster's Family (as Gabi Binder)
Maximilliam Paul Maximilliam Paul ... Ringmaster's Family
Knut Samel Knut Samel ... Ringmaster's Family
Dog Dog ... Dunia
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Storyline

After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort. He brings him to the house of Callie and Clay, two lovers who live in the forest. While Clay is away in the forest, beautiful Callie nurses Darkly back to health, and he develops an obsession with her that is totally contrary to his upbringing - a sexual obsession. When Clay returns home and Darkly sees the two lovers kiss, it is too much for him. Every night he hears them making love. Darkly's descent into madness has begun... An extremely dramatical and exciting ending! Written by Frank Wallner <wallnerf@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

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When your deepest desire becomes your worst nightmare...


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Trivia

Although set in the American Deep South, this was actually filmed in Germany. See more »

Quotes

Callie: For the love of God!
Darkly Noon: Precisely!
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Connections

References Diamonds of the Night (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Look What You've Done (To My Skin)
Written by Nick Bicât and Philip Ridley
Performed by Gavin Friday
© 1995 Island Records Limited
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Psychological drama.
26 May 1999 | by p3r3See all my reviews

Honestly, this movie gave me the creeps. The intense psychological symbolism going on in it really makes for a total mind-candy movie. It takes you on a journey through the deconstruction of a young man's mind through conflict with his religious beliefs and outright lies. You once again get a new facet of Brendan Fraser's acting ability during his portrayal of the tortured Darkly Noon. The movie is absolutely chilling. I recommend it, if you're into movies that make you think. It may be hard to get, Blockbuster had to order it for me.


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Country:

UK | Germany | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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