The Well

The Well

The Well

Repressed desires surface in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated Australian psychological drama starring Pamela Rabe and Miranda Otto.

"Tightly-wound Hester (Rabe) lives with her father at an isolated farm in the Australian bush. Her life changes when she hires the brattish Katherine (Otto) as a housemaid and the two build a fraught friendship. After the death of Hester's father, the pair's best laid plans to spend her inheritance are unravelled by a tragic accident, and their own poor judgement." (Sydney Film Festival)

1997Rating: M, Low level offensive language101 minsAustralia
Drama

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Time Out

Time Out

Lang's portentous, hysterical psycho-drama about desire, guilt and repressed emotions wears its metaphors and symbols all too conspicuously on its sleeve.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

See it with someone you trust. Or better, see it alone, since afterward you won't be able to trust anything, least of all your own perceptions.

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SBS

SBS

A tantalising and impressive psychological drama.

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