The Girl in a Swing

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"The story of a woman with a magical gift and a terrifying secret"
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 5.3  (805)

The Girl in a Swing is a psychological thriller film directed by Gordon Hessler in 1988. It is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The movie stars Meg Tilly, Rupert Frazer, and Nicholas Le Prevost in the lead roles. The story revolves around a wealthy Danish antique dealer, Alan Leatherman (Rupert Frazer). While on a business trip to England, he meets a young beautiful girl named Karin (Meg Tilly) who works as a ceramicist. Alan is immediately drawn to her artistic talent and charismatic personality. Despite the fact that Karin is much younger than him, they fall in love and get married.

Alan brings Karin to his idyllic country estate in Denmark, where they start a new life together. However, things start to get unsettling when Karin begins to have haunting nightmares about a young girl named Lise, and her father who died in a tragic accident. Karin adamantly denies ever having met Lise or her father, but her nightmares continue to disturb her.

Alan tries to reassure her, but he has problems of his own. He is struggling to cope with the sudden death of his father and the increasing demands of his business. He also finds himself drawn to Karin's cousin, Gerda (Claire Bloom), who is staying with them.

As the story unfolds, we begin to see that things are not as they seem. Karin's nightmares start to become more vivid and she begins to lose touch with reality. Alan becomes increasingly suspicious of Gerda's intentions and starts to investigate Karin's past.

The movie is a slow-burning psychological drama that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The cinematography is stunning, capturing the brooding beauty of the Danish landscape. The performances by Meg Tilly and Rupert Frazer are outstanding, bringing depth and nuance to their characters.

The Girl in a Swing is a haunting fable that explores the darker side of love and desire. It is a must-see for fans of psychological thrillers and literary adaptations.

The Girl in a Swing is a 1988 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    1 hr 59 min
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    5.3  (805)