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The Cry of the Owl (2009)

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A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.

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Jamie Thraves

Writers:

Jamie Thraves, Patricia Highsmith (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Robert Forrester
Julia Stiles ... Jenny Thierolf
Karl Pruner Karl Pruner ... Mr. Jaffe
Phillip MacKenzie ... Lavigne Client
Gord Rand ... Jack Neilson
James Gilbert ... Greg Wyncoop
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Mr. Kolbe
Caroline Dhavernas ... Nickie Grace
Alex Karzis ... Robert's Lawyer (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
Marcia Laskowski Marcia Laskowski ... Nickie's Lawyer
Krista Bridges ... Elaine
Charlotte Sullivan ... Sally Nielson
Robbie Campbell Robbie Campbell ... Walt Neilson
Jennifer Kydd Jennifer Kydd ... Susie Escham
Dru Viergever ... Bill
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Storyline

A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What would you do if someone was watching you?

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le cri du hibou See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,572
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paddy Considine and Julia Stiles worked together in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) See more »

Goofs

At 57.30, you see Jenny coming out of the house with a box and three boxes on the ground next to her car. She puts the box in her hand in the car, she then takes up one of the boxes on the ground, which leaves two boxes. She proceeds to talk to her friend. When the shot opens up the boxes are no longer on the ground and drives away. See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II/Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Published by EMI Miller Catalogue
Courtesy of Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Canada
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Intelligently Crafted
29 May 2010 | by RWCannonSee all my reviews

Withholding in the best sense of the word.

I started watching this movie laying in bed and by the time I was nearing the end all my blankets were twisted one way or another. And I admit, I did not even know this was from the guy who did The Talented Mr. Ripley, which I would probably have given a 6.5/7 after seeing in theaters.

This was an incredibly refreshing approach to a thriller. The settings subdued and passive, set up from the opening scene. The score was never Hitchcock, in that notion of action/suspense/surprise follows ominous cords. The cast all held something back that I couldn't quite place my finger on but by the time the credits rolled, wow... what a job they did.

The only thing I would say to those reading this-- If you like your standard Hollywood movies go ahead and pass on this (nothing is spoon fed). But if you enjoy those parts of a good novel that compel you to keep reading, then this movie will surely please.

I know the review is a bit vague, but watch this movie... If my words mislead you then feel free to come back and thumbs down me 2x.


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