Haunted Airman

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  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 4.4  (2,116)

Haunted Airman is a psychological thriller movie from 2006 directed by Chris Durlacher. It stars Julian Sands, Rachael Stirling, and Robert Pattinson in lead roles. The story follows the life of a young man, wounded at war, who returns to his family's estate, haunted by his experiences and the ghosts of the past. The story is set in the 1940s and begins with Robert Watson (played by Robert Pattinson), an airman who is severely injured in a plane crash during World War II. As a result of his injury, he is paralyzed waist down and cannot fly again. The sudden change in his life and the trauma of war leave him mentally and emotionally unstable.

Dr. Allan Weston (played by Julian Sands), a family friend and a psychiatrist, suggests that Robert recovers from his injuries at his family's estate in Wales. However, Robert is haunted by nightmares, visions, and an irrational fear of being left alone. He becomes heavily dependent on his sister's nurse, Julia (played by Rachael Stirling), for emotional support and succumbs to his drug addiction.

As Robert's mental state deteriorates, the line between reality and imagination starts to blur. He becomes increasingly convinced that his surroundings are haunted by malevolent spirits, and that his sister and nurse are conspiring against him. He also starts to experience visions of his former barmaid lover, Lavinia (played by Katy Carmichael), who died in the war.

Haunted Airman is a study of Robert's character, and his internal battle. He struggles with his physical disability and PTSD, his addiction to morphine, and his sense of betrayal by his family and loved ones. He also grapples with existential questions – who he is, what his purpose is, and whether he deserves to live.

The cinematography is striking, with the use of bleak colors, and haunting landscapes that reflect Robert's internal state. The soundtrack complements the visuals, with dramatic orchestral music, and eerie sound effects, that add tension to the scenes.

The acting is top-notch, particularly Robert Pattinson's portrayal of Robert Watson. He delivers a nuanced performance, oscillating between vulnerability and aggression, as he descends further into madness. Sands and Stirling offer strong support, as the psychiatrist and the nurse who try to help Robert, but eventually become targets of his delusions.

Overall, Haunted Airman is a gripping psychological thriller movie that explores the horrors of war and trauma. It is a character-driven narrative, with a haunting atmosphere that will leave an impression on the viewer. The movie may not be for everyone, as it is slow-paced and introspective. However, the stunning visuals, excellent acting, and psychological depth make it worth watching.

Haunted Airman is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 9 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

Haunted Airman
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    4.4  (2,116)