Edge of Madness

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  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.2  (737)

Edge of Madness is a suspenseful drama film set in 19th century Canada, directed by Anne Wheeler and starring Caroline Dhavernas, Frank Adamson, and Wayne Nicklas. The movie follows the story of a young woman named Catherine, who moves to a remote and isolated area in the west of Canada as part of an arranged marriage with a wealthy fur trader named Charles. Catherine is initially hopeful and optimistic about her new life, but she soon discovers that her husband is distant and cruel, and that the local people are suspicious and unwelcoming.

As Catherine begins to navigate her strange new environment, she encounters a series of disturbing events that challenge her sense of reality and her sanity. She discovers that her husband is involved in the violent exploitation of native people for their fur, and that he has a secret room in their home where he keeps his victims. Catherine also begins to develop an attraction to one of Charles' servants, a mysterious man named Jake, who seems to have a dangerous past and a hidden agenda.

As Catherine's life in the wilderness becomes increasingly dangerous and chaotic, she struggles to decipher the truth from the lies and to figure out who she can trust. She is plagued by vivid, surreal dreams that seem to predict or reflect the violence and madness unfolding around her. Meanwhile, Charles becomes more and more abusive and controlling, and Catherine realizes that escape may be her only option.

Throughout the movie, the tension builds steadily as Catherine is drawn deeper into a web of violence, deception, and madness. The stunning scenery and thorough attention to historical detail add depth and richness to the story, while the strong performances by the main actors help to heighten the emotional impact of the plot. Dhavernas in particular delivers a powerful and nuanced performance as Catherine, conveying both her initial innocence and her growing sense of fear and desperation.

Edge of Madness is a compelling and haunting film that explores issues of gender, power, and violence in a fascinating historical context. It showcases the beauty and brutality of the Canadian wilderness, and offers a gripping and suspenseful story that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

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    6.2  (737)