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Dorothy Mills (2008)

A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.

Director:

Agnès Merlet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carice van Houten ... Jane Van Dopp
Jenn Murray ... Dorothy Mills
David Wilmot ... Colin Garrivan
Ger Ryan ... Eileen McMahon
David Ganly ... Aiden Kearsley
Gary Lewis ... Pastor Ross
Rynagh O'Grady ... Mrs. Mc Cllellan
Joe Hanley Joe Hanley ... Paul Fallon
Gavin O'Connor ... John McCarthy
Charlene McKenna ... Mary McMahon
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Maureen Kearsley
Ned Dennehy ... Garage Owner
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Garage Owner's wife
Sean Stewart ... Duncan McClellan
Eamonn Owens ... Kurt
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Storyline

Jane Morton, a psychiatrist from Dublin in deep mourning following the accidental death of her husband and son, is assigned to work on the case of Dorothy Mills, a teenaged girl in a small village who tried to strangle a baby. After miraculously surviving a car accident, Jane discovers a village darkened by strange events and meets a very nervous Dorothy, who swears she never touched the baby. After analyzing the teenager, Jane makes a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder until the day that Dorothy speaks with the voice of David, Jane's dead son. Written by Anonymous

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Evil chose her.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violent and disturbing content including a rape, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

Ireland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorothy See more »

Filming Locations:

County Donegal, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,588,750
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film had an Irish cast, a French director (Agnès Merlet) and one dutch actress (Carice van Houten) See more »

Goofs

The blood smeared on Jake's face changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jane Van Dopp: Do you have any idea why she was bullied by the other children?
Mrs. Mc Cllellan: Because they hated anyone or anything that was different. God help the child, she was always different.
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Soundtracks

I want to destroy you
(Nathaniel Méchaly / Craig Walker)
Performed by Craig Walker
Guitar & Bass by Serge Bonavita
Produced by Antonio Gambale
(P) 2008 Fidélité
Publishing: NX Musique / Haute Fidélité
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A Little Gem to be Discovered
25 May 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Ireland, the psychiatrist Jane Morton (Carice van Houten) is assigned to give a psychological assessment to the disturbed teenager Dorothy Mills (Jenn Murray) that tried to strangle a baby while babysitting him. After leaving the island ferry, an orange car with three teenagers causes an accident with Jane's car that falls in the sea and miraculously survives. She finds a hostile environment in the island with the unsettled dwellers that seems to be nervous with her presence. Jane seeks out Dorothy in the house of her Aunt Eileen MacMahon that is raising the girl and after a couple of interviews, she discovers that Dorothy has multiple personality disorder, impersonating the three year-old Mimi; and the teenagers Mary, Kurt and Duncan. When Dorothy embodies David, the young son of Jane that drowned in a tragic accident, the grieving psychiatrist also finds that the backward locals are fanatic religious believers and something dark lives in the island.

"Dorothy Mills" is a little gem of the supernatural genre to be discovered by movie lovers that follows the same style of the underrated "Haunted" and "The Innocents" with an engaging and ambiguous ghost story. The debut of Jenn Murray is spectacular and this young unknown actress is stunning performing different characters with her multiple personality disorder. It is impossible to guess her real age and in some moments she looks like an innocent girl and in the other an easy young woman. The point that I liked most is the ambiguity of the dramatic and mysterious plot, where a mourning psychiatrist (therefore with emotional problems) evaluates a disturbed girl in a dysfunctional society. Therefore the truth of the events in the island is never one hundred percent clear since it is narrated by a maladjusted character and consequently open to interpretation. My only remark is the underrated IMDb User Rating (6.0/10 with 1371 votes) since this film truly deserves a better rating. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Os Demônios de Dorothy Mills" ("The Demons of Dorothy Mills")


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