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The film is very loosely based on Rose Tremain's novel Trespass. Writer/director Clio Barnard wrote an initial screenplay that was much closer to the book, which focuses on two sets of of siblings in their sixties who become involved in a property dispute in France. After the initial draft, her producers encouraged her to make the story her own so that the final film, which focuses on only one set of siblings in their thirties and is set in England is only very loosely related to the book. See more »
We should cut that field.
I don't cut for silage. I leave it for hay.
They're all skin and bone.
Come here. I wanna show you summat.
It's shepherd's needle. You don't see it very often. Not round here, anyway. When it comes through its seed pods, they look like a needle. When you cut it for silage, all you end up doing is... killing everything that's under it. In one acre of hay meadow... you've got 400 million insects. 600 million mites. Two million spiders. Burnet ...
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Ruth Wilson carries this film in devastating fashion, through the dark, cold, windy, and disorientating farmland of northern England, where sister and brother vie for tenancy of their deceased father's land. With the menace of Winter's Bone and the tragic tone of Tim Roth's War Zone, the pain of an abused - an emotional cripple trying to forge through the trauma that transcends past and present - has never been made more precipitant than in Dark River. Words ring harsh, blows and falls are felt - this is one that lives you feeling wounded. Precede at your own risk.
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