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Frenchmans Creek

Frenchmans Creek
eOne Films

June 27th, 2006







Price: CDN$ 26.99

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Released: 2006-06-27

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Frenchmans Creek by eOne Films

Movie Details

Director
Ferdinand Fairfax
Studio
eOne Films
Runtime
120
Rated
NR (Not Rated)
Binding
DVD

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Description

This picaresque bodice-ripper is far more engrossing than one might expect, but then again it has a good pedigree. Based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier, the Restoration-era tale concerns Dona St. Columb (Tara Fitzgerald), a Catholic in the age of William and Mary and a survivor of Cromwell's repression. Married to an older, foolish aristocrat whom she easily manipulates, Dona has cultivated a suggestion of scandal to enhance her natural reputation as a tough, willful, cigarette-puffing Londoner. In an effort to get away from intrigues at the royal court, Dona takes her two children and heads for the family's Cornwall estate, where she hopes to find peace. She soon discovers, however, that French pirates turned patriots have been making use of her land, home, and even housekeeping staff to aid in France's war against Britain. Initially outraged, Dona is soon swayed by the pirates' passion for their cause and feels the absence in herself of a similar authenticity. The solution: join the raiders on their exploits and become the lover of their handsome captain (Anthony Delon). The story hums along most entertainingly and Fitzgerald's focused performance, both harsh and sensuous, provides a sturdy backbone to the drama. Delon mostly smolders, which is enough here, but the terrific supporting cast brings a dimension and color that makes the whole production more than agreeable. The ending is particularly satisfying, ultimately turning Frenchman's Creek into a human adventure that is more than the sum of its swashbuckling parts. –Tom Keogh

Actors

  • Tara Fitzgerald; Anthony Delon; Tim Dutton; James Fleet; Rupert Vansittart; Danny Webb; Richard Bonehill; Jeremy Child; Christian Cloarec; Constantine Gregory; Thierry Harcourt; Michael Jenn; Emma Niven; Patrick Romer; Anna Popplewell; Mika Simmons; Jack Snell; Yorick van Wageningen; Michelle Wesson; Steve Jarman

Format

  • Closed-captioned
  • Color
  • DVD-Video
  • NTSC

More Details

Binding
DVD
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1
Disks
1

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