The ClearingDirector: Pieter Jan Brugge
Dutch film producer Pieter Jan Brugge makes his directorial debut with the dramatic thriller The Clearing. Affluent executive Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford) and his lovely wife, Eileen (Helen Mirren), live in a beautiful home in Pittsburg. One day, Wayne is kidnapped by disgruntled employee Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe). He is then held for ransom in a forest. Meanwhile, Eileen is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper. Alessandro Nivola and Melissa Sagemiller star as the two grown Hayes children. Matt Craven plays FBI Agent Ray Fuller. The Clearing premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Starz / Anchor Bay
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen, Color]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Robert Redford||Wayne Hayes|
|Helen Mirren||Eileen Hayes|
|Willem Dafoe||Arnold Mack|
|Alessandro Nivola||Tim Hayes|
|Matt Craven||FBI Agent Ray Fuller|
|Melissa Sagemiller||Jill Hayes|
|Wendy Crewson||Louise Miller|
|Larry Pine||Tom Finch|
|Diana Scarwid||Eva Finch|
|Elizabeth Ruscio||Cindy Mack|
|Pieter Jan Brugge||Director,Original Story,Producer|
|Craig Armstrong||Score Composer|
|Douglas Axtell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Chris Gorak||Production Designer|
|Justin Haythe||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Paul Huggins||Art Director|
|Florence-Isabelle Megginson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Rusk||Asst. Director|
|Karen Tenkhoff||Executive Producer|
1. Chapter 1 [9:51]
2. Chapter 2 [10:10]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:07]
5. Chapter 5 [9:02]
6. Chapter 6 [11:07]
7. Chapter 7 [9:42]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [10:34]
10. Chapter 10 [3:48]
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I watched this movie last night and thought it was very good. The acting was excellent. I hadn't seen Robert Redford in a film in a long time. He did an admirable job.
My husband and I watched this movie and really enjoyed it. The plot is developed in such a manner that you don't want to blink because you are afraid of missing something. My husband said it is a thriller, I say it is a love story, you be the judge. This is a keeper for your personal library!
I've seen this movie twice now and I seem to dislike it more and more. The plot is alright, not fabulous.. but it just didn't go anywhere. The reason I do not care for this movie is probably because of the ending. LOUSY.
In a role of reversals, and I will not give away this excellent plot, one of the most respected actors in cinema, Robert Redford, played his role astonisingly well. It was a truly soul-searching movement the entire film with results some people would rather not dwell on.
Robert Redford and Helen Mirren--how can you go wrong? The first time I saw this movie, I was unhappy with the ending. The second time around, I understood why it had to end the way it did and I appreciated the movie more. If you love these actors, don't miss this movie.