Close My Eyes

Close My Eyes

Director: Stephen Poliakoff

Cast: Alan Rickman, Saskia Reeves, Clive Owen

     
 

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Set in Great Britain in the late 1980s -- in the midst of Margaret Thatcher's controversial tenure as Prime Minister -- this drama examines the strange relationship between two siblings. Richard (Clive Owen) has given up a well-paying job in the private sector to take a position with a government agency that oversees real estate development. While Richard has always

Overview

Set in Great Britain in the late 1980s -- in the midst of Margaret Thatcher's controversial tenure as Prime Minister -- this drama examines the strange relationship between two siblings. Richard (Clive Owen) has given up a well-paying job in the private sector to take a position with a government agency that oversees real estate development. While Richard has always been emotionally secure and well-adjusted, his sister Natalie (Saskia Reeves) is nervous and unsure of how to deal with her life, even after marrying Sinclair (Alan Rickman), a successful financial analyst who can afford a posh home on the River Thames. Natalie and Richard don't see each other often, and their relationship has long had an odd cast to it, as Natalie often seems to flirt with her brother. One day, Richard meets Natalie and Sinclair over lunch, and Richard finds himself strongly attracted to his sister. In time, a mutual interest evolves into a full-blown incestuous affair. Natalie realizes that this sort of relationship can't go on and tries to break it off with Richard, but he becomes irrational, attempting suicide and threatening violence. While dealing openly with the sexual nature of its story, Close My Eyes also uses incest as a metaphor for moral and political irresponsibility.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2015
UPC:
0759731415620
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Henstooth Video
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
13,476

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Rickman Sinclair Bryant
Saskia Reeves Natalie
Clive Owen Richard Gillespie
Karl Johnson Colin
Lesley Sharp Jessica
Kate Gartside Paula
Karen Knight Philippa
Niall Buggy Geof
Helen FitzGerald Scottish Girl
Christopher Barr Noley
Choy-Ling Man Maid
Campbell Morrison The Scotsman
Annie Hayes Receptionist
Maxwell Hutcheon Interviewee
Geraldine Somerville Natalie's Boss
Gordon Salkilld Hotel Porter
John Albasiny Young Man
Marie Passarelli Selina
Jan Winters Doreen

Technical Credits
Stephen Poliakoff Director,Screenwriter
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
Joyce Gallie Casting
Michael Gibbs Score Composer
Sula Loizu Makeup
Michael Parkinson Editor
Therese Pickard Producer
John Ralph Art Director
Amy Roberts Costumes/Costume Designer
Witold Stok Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Close My Eyes
1. Start [8:44]
2. Incorrigible [6:57]
3. Sinclair [10:35]
4. Richard's Flat [11:07]
5. The Picnic [11:53]
6. Is He Faithful? [10:22]
7. Lies [9:21]
8. Temptation [8:52]
9. A Little Trip [11:36]
10. Desperation [5:49]
11. The Party's Over [11:29]
12. End Credits [1:47]

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