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The Intended (2002)

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Release Date
• USA: Jun 25, 2004
DVD Release Date
• R1: Dec 28, 2004

Budget USD 3,800,000

MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some violence.

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country UK, Denmark

Studio IFC Films

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Genre: Drama, Period Piece, Psychodrama, Disturbing

Plot: The film begins when a couple, Sarah and Hamish, travel by the Menkuang river to a small trading station deep in the heart of the jungle. The year is 1924. The trading station consists of a collection of faded timber houses, a small jetty and a storehouse. The rain forest envelops this whole setting with a humid, oppressive heat making this outpost heavily claustrophobic. For here in the jungle nature rules. The river rises and falls with the rain, and when the river is dry there is no means of access or indeed escape. The jungle is home to a local tribe with whom the station deals in the ugly trade of ivory.

Sarah and Hamish have escaped the depression of post war Europe and are here to make their fortune and find peace. Sarah is a 40 year old woman. She seems strong and idealistic. Hamish is in his mid twenties, a surveyor by trade, and an idealistic joyful dreamer. He is deeply in love with Sarah and believes in the possibility of a life only previously imagined. But the trading station is a sad disappointment to Sarah and Hamish, for it is not the shining town of their romantic idyll, however they decide to make the best of it for the next six months. By then Hamish will have earned his money from surveying the land, and the boat will make one of its twice-yearly visits and

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 Directed by
Kristian Levring
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 Written by
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 Music By
Matthew Herbert
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