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Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea

Date of Birth: Oct 31, 1946

Country: Ireland

Biography: Stephen Rea (31 October 1946) is a Irish film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in a number of high profile films, both Irish and international, such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire and Breakfast on Pluto. Rea was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 73 (Actor), 1 (Writer)

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    The Stranger (2020)
    The Stranger (2020) - TV Series
    Follows the lives of suburban families whose secrets and lies are made public by the appearance of a stranger. (imdb)
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    Greta (2019)
    A young woman befriends a lonely widow. (imdb)
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    Black 47 (2018)
    Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. (imdb)
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    Unquiet Graves (2018)
    This feature-length documentary investigates the role the British government played in the murder of over 120 civilians in Counties Armagh and Tyrone from July 1972 to 1978.
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    War & Peace (2016)
    War & Peace (2016) - TV Mini-Series
    A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky. (imdb)
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    Dickensian (2015)
    Dickensian (2015) - TV Series
    Serial drama locating characters from numerous Dickens novels in a single Victorian street around Christmastime. Multiple storylines revolve around Inspector Bucket's investigation of the murder of Jacob Marley.
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    Out of the Dark (2015)
    A young family moves to South America as the wife takes over her father's manufacturing plant in the area. They soon find themselves haunted by the ghosts of young children, leading them to a dark history and sinister behavior on the part of an American company. (imdb)
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    Ruby Strangelove: Young Witch (2015)
    When Ruby, a young witch, discovers her long lost mother was abducted by evil forces, she sets out to use all her magical powers to get her back.
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    Tasting Menu (2014)
    A couple makes a reservation for the best restaurant in the world for a year later. When the day arrives, they're separated and it is the last night the restaurant will be open. None of them will miss the culinary event. (imdb)
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    Asylum (2014)
    Two men are editing a movie and they do sarcastic comments about it. As we see the movie they are editing we hear their comments—as in a director's comment—as well as the dialogue of the movie. In the movie they are editing we see a team of SWATS with a negotiator entering an Asylum that has been overrun by the inmates.
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    Styria (2014)
    Depicts the intense and fractured relationship between a lonely teenager and a beautiful stranger. (imdb)
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    The Honourable Woman (2014)
    The Honourable Woman (2014) - TV Mini-Series
    The Honourable Woman is a new eight-part political thriller written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winning writer Hugo Blick, and marks Gyllenhaal's first move into TV. Set against the present day backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, The Honourable Woman explores a range of complex and provocative themes of conflict, deception and betrayal on both a personal, human level as well as on the international and political stage. (bbc.co.uk)
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    Underworld: Awakening (2012)
    When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. (imdb)
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    Stella Days (2012)
    A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.
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    Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)
    Set in a 19th century village, a young man studying under a local doctor joins a team of hunters on the trail of a wolf-like creature. (imdb)
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    Roadkill (2011)
    Roadkill (2011) - TV Movie
    Six young friends on a road trip in Ireland run afoul of gypsies who curse them for accidentally running down an old woman. The curse takes the form of a terrifying flying beast that tries killing them all. (imdb)
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    Blackthorn (2011)
    In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike. (imdb)
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    The Shadow Line (2011)
    The Shadow Line (2011) - TV Mini-Series
    Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. He's soon thrown straight into an investigation to uncover the identity of the person responsible for killing a notorious drug baron. Gabriel cooperates with Joseph Bede, a former associate of the deceased dealer who's also out to find answers. As the two delve deeper into the mystery, their worlds are set for a collision course. (imdb)
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    The Heavy (2010)
    While hit man Mitchell "Boots" Mason (Gary Stretch), who works for Anawalt (Stephen Rea), is trailing a young American girl named Claire (Shannyn Sossamon), he's looking out for his own life after he learns a corrupt cop, Dunn (Vinnie Jones), has put a hit out on him. Could it have to do with Mason's brother's (Adrian Paul) upcoming Prime Minister election
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    Nothing Personal (2009)
    A young travelling woman and a older educated, solitary man close a deal: food in exchange of work. But there is one condition: no personal contact, no questions. Who will be the first one to break the deal? (bavaria-film-international.de)
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    Espion(s) (2009)
    Vincent (Guillaume Canet) is a smart, educated young man who has a history of "illicit activities". One day, at his job at the airport, he and another corrupt colleague look at diplomatic luggage in the hope of scoring some valuable. Instead, Vincent is catapulted in an international terrorist conspiracy that will change the course of his life. (sharethefilms.com)
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    Heidi 4 Paws (2009)
    Heidi 4 Paws is a live-action re-telling of Johanna Spyri's 1880 children's classic Heidi but with fully mouth-articulated dogs in all of the roles. (imdb)
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    Ondine (2009)
    The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a mermaid.
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    The Devil
    In "Devil's Mercy," a couple and their six-year-old son move into an old Connecticut house where the boy soon becomes distraught with thoughts of monsters dwelling in the attic. When their friends and guests abruptly go missing or die mysteriously, it becomes a race against time as the family's lives are in peril. (imdb)
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    Stuck (2008)
    A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim. (imdb)
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    The Reaping (2007)
    Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appears to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening and she must regain the faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community. (Warner Bros.)
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    Until Death (2007)
    Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this bone-chilling, Dark action-packed thriller as Anthony Stowe, a down-and-out detective addicted to heroin whose days always seem to go from bad to worse... (imdb)
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    V for Vendetta (2006)
    Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. [RELEASED IN 2005]
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    Sisters (2006)
    A reporter witnesses a brutal murder, and becomes entangled in a mystery involving a pair of Siamese twins who were separated at birth, one of them forced to live under the eye of a watchful, controlling psychiatrist. (imdb)
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    Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
    Director Neil Jordan weaves a wonderfully surreal and magical tale to bring us this funny, moving and poignant rites of passage account of a young man enduring the trials and tribulations he faces with a smile and unwavering faith in the inherent goodness in us all. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    River Queen (2005)
    An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonisation of New Zealand. (imdb)
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    Tara Road (2005)
    Two women -- one American, one Irish -- swap houses and alter the course of their lives. (imdb)
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    Control (2004)
    A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program. (imdb)
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    The Confessor (2004)
    CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is also his former sweetheart... (imdb)
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    Bloom (2003)
    Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom. (imdb)
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    The I Inside (2003)
    A man (Phillipe) awakens in a hospital not recalling the last two years as he begins to find out things from his past he discovers his ability to move from the year 2002 to the year 2000. By doing this he meets a link between the two time periods (imdb)
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    Evelyn (2002)
    This story of an Irish man's fight to keep his family intact is an uplifting testament to a father's love and the power of the human spirit. (MGM)
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    Copenhagen (2002)
    Copenhagen (2002) - TV Movie
    From the vantage point of the hereafter, the spirits of Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, along with Bohr's wife Margrethe, are uncomfortable with the many unanswered questions and trying to make sense of a meeting they had in September 1941, most significantly: why did Heisenberg, a Nobel Prize winning physicist leading the German atomic bomb team, go to Copenhagen to meet with his old mentor Bohr, a half-Jewish Dane living in Nazi-occupied Denmark?
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    fear dot com (2002)
    A brash young police detective (Dorff) joins forces with a beautiful, ambitious Department of Health researcher (McElhone) to find the answers behind the mysterious deaths of four people who each died 48 hours after logging on to the Internet site Feardotcom. (Warner Bros.)
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    On the Edge (2001)
    On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center. (imdb)
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    Horrible Histories (2001)
    An animated children's television series based on the Terry Deary book series of the same name. (imdb)
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    The Musketeer (2001)
    Peter Hyman's action-adventure weds the classic swordplay and chivalry of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" with the gravity-defying dazzle of Hong Kong action choreography. (Universal Pictures)
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    In Dreams (1999)
    Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger... (imdb)
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    The Life Before This (1999)
    Several innocent bystanders are injured or killed when two robbers, fleeing from the police, run into the neighborhood cafe. (imdb)
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    The End of the Affair (1999)
    On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) has a chance meeting with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea), husband of his ex-mistress Sarah (Julianne Moore), who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed. (imdb)
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    Guinevere (1999)
    Connie, an aging Bohemian photographer, meets mousy Harper, headed for Harvard Law from a high-powered San Francisco family, and immediately sees her beauty. He also guesses she has talent and invites her to be his pupil and share his bed. He's Alfred Stieglitz, she's Georgia O'Keefe, and he calls her his Guinevere. When she realizes she's the latest Guinevere in a string of ingenues, she bolts, only to return, sick of her family... (imdb)
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    Still Crazy (1998)
    "Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during an open-air. (imdb)
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    This Is My Father (1998)
    A middle-aged teacher discovers photos from his mother's past that convinces him that she has not told the truth about his real father. Venturing into Ireland where he believes his real father to be, a past romance slowly unfolds. (imdb)
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    Fever Pitch (1997)
    A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth (Colin Firth) believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he meets Sarah. Their relationship develops in tandem with Arsenal's roller coaster fortunes in the football league, both leading to a nail biting climax. (imdb)
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    Hacks (1997)
    Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel near his flat and decides to write scripts with his writer friends based on what he saw (imdb)
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    The Butcher Boy (1997)
    Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie's world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia and fantasy.
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    Double Tap (1997)
    A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hitman she falls in love with while tracking.
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    A Further Gesture (1997)
    Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees takes him in and finds him medical care. As Dowd recovers in the flat of Tulio and Tulio's sister Monica, he realizes that these Guatemalan exiles share his rebellious principles. (imdb)
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    Trojan Eddie (1996)
    The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own; what he didn't bargin for was the murder and mahem along the way. (imdb)
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    Michael Collins (1996)
    Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
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    Crime of the Century (1996)
    In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation against Hauptmann... (imdb)
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    The Last of the High Kings (1996)
    1977. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer organizing a beach party, having lustful thoughts about two girls he believes are unobtainable and fending off the advances from a visiting American family friend, all whilst coping with his oddball family.
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    All Men Are Mortal (1995)
    Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress. (imdb)
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    Citizen X (1995)
    Citizen X (1995) - TV Movie
    Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. (imdb)
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    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)
    The film tells the story of a strange friendship between an adult, already on the return of his path of life, and a Chinese girl who just begins her path. Nikos is the radio operator of a merchant ship and has just arrived in Hong-Kong. He is tired and wants to forget his problems by smoking opium. Innocence and hope turns to him in the person of Li, a Chinese girl who lives in a Sampan (a houseboat) and has to clean boats and empty trash-cans to survive. (imdb)
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    Princess Caraboo (1994)
    Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then welcomed by a family of haughty aristocrats that only wants to heighten their prestige. However, the local reporter is not at all convinced she is what she claims to be and investigates. Is Caraboo really a princess? (Steve Richer)
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    Ready to Wear (1994)
    A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors... (imdb)
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    Angie (1994)
    Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows... (imdb)
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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (imdb)
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    The Crying Game (1992)
    An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either... (imdb)
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    Life Is Sweet (1990)
    Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon... (imdb)
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    Endgame by Samuel Beckett (1989)
    The protagonists of the play are Hamm, an aged master who is blind and not able to stand up, and his servant Clov, who cannot sit down. They exist in a tiny house by the sea, although the dialogue suggests that there is nothing left outside--no sea, no sun, no clouds. The two characters, mutually dependent, have been fighting for years and continue to do so as the play progresses. Clov always wants to leave but never seems to be able. (cinemageddon)
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    Four Days in July (1985)
    Two couples, one Catholic, one Protestant, exist on two sides of the chasm that is everyday life in Northern Ireland. Both women are expecting babies, both couples tell offbeat stories, both couples get by with what little they have. Yet Mike Leigh allows his actors to show not how much but how little these two couple have in common. "Four Days in July" is wonderful yet scathing look at the turmoil that has engulfed Northern Ireland for generations. (Mike Stimler)
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    The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
    Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on. (imdb)
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    The Company of Wolves (1984)
    A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window.
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    The House (1984)
    The House (1984) - TV Movie
    Set in 1884, and based on the assumption that Britain is one of the Baltic states between Russia and Latvia, making it part of Europe instead of an off-shore island. It is winter 1884. To gain access to the sea, England has declared war on Latvia and believes herself to be winning. But Russia has sided with Latvia and England is doomed. The action takes place on New Year’s Eve in a country house on the Anglo-Latvian border. The guests are a cross section of the ruling classes.
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    Angel (1982)
    Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of 'the Troubles', the inter-communal strife gripping the modern-day Northern Ireland which is the film's setting. (imdb)
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    Cry of the Banshee (1970)
    In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family. (imdb)
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