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The War Zone

The movie The War Zone was based on the book The War Zone.

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Movie details for The War Zone

The movie was released in 1999 and directed by Tim Roth. The War Zone was produced by New Yorker Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Ray Winstone, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe, Tilda Swinton, Colin Farrell, Aisling O'Sullivan, Kate Ashfield, Megan Thorp, Kim Wall (II) and Annabelle Apsion.

 

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As unflinching and bleak as it is beautiful, Tim Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone, is remarkably accomplished filmmaking. Adapted by Alexander Stuart from his own novel, the film centers on a family that has just moved from London to the wind-swept ... Read More
As unflinching and bleak as it is beautiful, Tim Roth's directorial debut, The War Zone, is remarkably accomplished filmmaking. Adapted by Alexander Stuart from his own novel, the film centers on a family that has just moved from London to the wind-swept English seaside during winter. The relative isolation soon reveals an ongoing incestuous relationship between the working-class father (Ray Winstone) and his 17-year-old-daughter, Jessie. The middle-class mother (Tilda Swinton) has just given birth to their third child and desperately avoids knowing the truth, leaving Tom, the younger brother, with the horrific responsibility of exposing the family secret. Fearless in its hard-fought depiction of incest, The War Zone pulls no punches; this vivid portrayal of abuse within a family and the scathed consciousness that results is not for the faint of heart. True to his theater background, Roth doesn't explain how or where such brutal choices were first taken, choosing rather to let the actors bear the ambiguities and anguish of a terrible knowledge in the their body language. --Fionn Meade

Book details for The War Zone

The War Zone was written by Alexander Stuart. The book was published in 1989 by Transworld Pub. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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