The War Zone Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for The War Zone the Movie

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Harrowing and uncompromising look at a working class British family torn apart by incest and abuse. Dad (Winstone) has just moved the family to a small Devon town--a move resented by his children, 18-year-old Jessie (Belmont) and 15-year-old Tom (Cunliffe). Mum (Swinton) is too busy with a new baby to see what's going on but lonely Tom gradually (and later graphically) becomes aware that something not right is happening between Jessie and their father. Roth's disquieting directing debut; based on Stuart's novel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Bad Dads, Teen Angst, Brothers & Sisters, Incest, Tragedy, Bringing Up Baby, Only the Lonely, Family Drama
Alexander Stuart
Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe, Aisling O'Sullivan, Colin Farrell, Annabelle Apsion, Kate Ashfield
Seamus McGarvey
Tim Roth
Simon Boswell
Film Four International

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