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The Man in the Attic (1995)

Based on a true story. An older woman hides her younger lover in the attic of her house for years without her husband suspecting.

Director:

Graeme Campbell

Writers:

Norman Winski (book), Norman Winski (story) | 2 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Archer ... Krista / Wife
Len Cariou ... Joseph / Husband
Neil Patrick Harris ... Edward / Krista's lover
Alex Carter ... Gary
Deborah Drakeford Deborah Drakeford ... Amy
Rick Roberts ... Reporter
Martha Cronyn Martha Cronyn ... Mary / Maid
Toby Proctor Toby Proctor ... Karl / Krista and Edward's son
Nahanni Johnstone ... Leslie / Edward's girlfriend
Judith Orban Judith Orban ... Mrs. Meyer / Edward's landlady
Bruce Vavrina Bruce Vavrina ... Joe / Detective
Richard Liss Richard Liss ... Waiter
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Mayor
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Mayor's wife
Tedde Moore Tedde Moore ... Another wife
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Storyline

A true story from 1910s; the story of Edward who is hidden in an attic by his older lover, Krista. She is a bored housewife of a factory owner, Joseph. After the death of her son, she takes comfort by spending time with young Edward Broder, a teen employee of her husband's factory. Their relationship soon turns more serious, and the two become secret lovers. In an effort to conceal the relationship from her husband, she hides him in her attic. Their affair lasts over 20 years, despite her eventual boredom and lack of devotion to her enslaved and now obsessed lover. The strange situation comes to a head one night when Edward and Krista's husband have a violent confrontation.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and a murder scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem do Sótão See more »

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Color:

Color
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A TV movie for the Showtime network. See more »

Connections

Version of The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

MY HEART OF HEARTS
Sung by Vivienne Williams
Arranged by Pete Coulman (as Peter Coulman)
Composed by Louis Natale (as Lou Natale)
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nice
9 February 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

far to be remarkable, it is a nice work. correct acting, right dose of tension, a common story who can seduce large part of public. and flavor of old novels about secrets and gray final of it. you can see it without high expectations but, in same measure, without feel of time waist. the good part is the art of Neil Patrick Harris to define his role and the Thchekov/Tennesee Williams Krista by Anne Archer.Hallmark style and a clean end. movie as surrogate for a kind of literature about fool love and interdict sentimental adventure. a good subject for Hitchcock but far by his recipes. short, a nice film for a Friday evening.


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