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Dance With a Stranger

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Original title
Dance With a Stranger
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Shelagh Delaney
Music
Richard Hartley
Cinematography
Peter Hannan
Cast
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Producer
Film Four International / First Film Company / Goldcrest Films International / National Film Finance Corporation / National Film Development Fund / Shooting Lodge
Genre
Drama | Based On A True Story. 1950s
Synopsis / Plot
On July 13, 1955, Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be hanged in England. With a smart, tough little script by Shelagh Delaney, Mike Newell's noir-ish film is a dissection of the human frustration and complex class issues surrounding her crime. Miranda Richardson, looking like some delicious, chilled confection, plays Ellis, the hostess to a "glorified brothel" who plans for a better life with her young son until she meets David Blakely (a young, gorgeous Rupert Everett), the wealthy ne'er-do-well whose fitful attentions chip away her armor. Their vicious attraction and its constant tug-of-war lose some dramatic pull as the story heads toward its inevitable climax, but Richardson's performance holds your attention. She plays the entire film in a kind of stunned ardor, a feisty little animal caught in the headlights of Everett's sullen magnetism. By the time she's plugging bullets into his body, she's already hit you a few time with her heated, fatal despair.
Awards
1985: Cannes Film Festival: Award of the Youth
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