- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 8, 2005
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Strand Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Marcia Gay Harden - Star, Alison Maclean - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Shorts: THE KITCHEN SINK - Alison Maclean
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus: Full-Motion Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2006
"Maclean layers sharp, quirky musings on provincial growing pains...with enjoyable deftness."
A New Zealand journalist, Christine, and her American friend Lane travel to Rotorua, site of the country's famous hot springs, to interview a writer. When Lane gets behind the wheel she crashes the car, severely injuring Christine. Lane ventures on to keep the appointment with the writer, while Christine is hospitalized with brain damage and vocal chord and leg injuries. Upon arriving in Rotorua, Lane first takes up with the writer's teenage daughter Angela before starting an affair with him. Angered, Angela befriends Christine in the hospital, and when Christine is released, she goes to Rotorua to find Lane and the writer. There the four characters meet and the film comes to a disturbing and vengeful climax.
Gay / Lesbian |
Theatrical Release |
- Feature film debut for Alison Maclean, who had previously directed several short films.
- The script was developed at the Sundance Institute, an American institute dedicated to independent filmmaking. It was shown in competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.