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The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 25 April 1996 (Germany)
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 ... See full summary »

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Philip Ridley

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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 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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UK | Germany | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Darkly Noon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Ringmaster: Can you help us? Do you know the way out?
Callie: [pause] Yes.
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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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Darkly is torn between his beliefs and his lust.
23 October 1998 | by bubba-35See all my reviews

In this film, Bredan Fraser shows he can strech to many different roles. It is quite a change from his sweet, the boy next door characters. Drakly is a disturbed young man who loses his parents, who raised him with stict religeous beliefs. He meets Callie, played by Ashley Judd. Soon he starts to fall for her but is torn by his religous belief. As he starts to lose all traces of sanity you feel compassion and fear for him. Altough the film opens many questions, in the end they are answered. When Darkly really starts to lose his mind you begin to fear him. In the end you almost feel sorry for him and realize the effect he really had on Callie and you begin to feel sorry for all the characters involved. This is not a typical Bredan Fraser film, and if you enjoy suspense I would definitely recommend this film.


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