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A Feature film by Agnès Merlet

Produced by Fidélité Films

Release in France : 23/11/2011

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Fidélité Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Wild Bunch

Foreign production companies :

Filmgate, Film i Väst

French distribution :

Wild Bunch Distribution


A curse is just a blessing ignored…
James Furlong is the last in a long line of Furlongs, each blessed or cursed with a supernatural power. Growing up in remote Ireland, the boy begins to experiment, longing to discover his hidden gift. But instead, his experiments lead to the death of his family’s livestock, followed swiftly by the loss of his father and beloved grandmother. By the time he’s 10, James is the sole surviving Furlong.
He is sent to a reformatory. An outcast, he is bullied mercilessly. Following a cruel attack by the
other boys, a mysterious illness sweeps through the reformatory. Finally understanding the terrible
destructive nature of his hidden powers, James flees. Years pass. On the run from hospital where she is being treated for cancer, Mae, 19, comes across James in his isolated cottage deep in the woods.
He is terrified of harming her, but Mae has already resigned herself to her fate and is afraid of very
little - certainly not of this gentle, innocent stranger. Even when she learns his story, she is unafraid, and urges him to leave his lonely life behind, to return to the world.
They embark on a passionate romance that leads James on a journey back to civilization, and sets him on a collision course with Liam, sole survivor of the reformatory tragedy. Bent on vengeance, Liam confronts James with the violence of his past, but through Mae, James also uncovers the full extent of his abilities and the redemptive power of love.




Trailer French subs

Photos (14)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producers :

Marc Missonnier, Olivier Delbosc

Producer :

Jean-Luc Ormières

Screenwriter :

Nick Murphy

Director of Photography :

Tim Fleming

Production manager :

Mary Alleguen

Editor :

Sylvie Landra

Music Composer :

Éric Neveux

Assistant Director :

Fred Nicolas

Line producer :

Christine de Jekel

Foreign Producer :

Tomas Eskilsson

Sound recordists :

Brendan Deasy, Michelle Cunife

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Production Designer :

Didier Naert

Costume designer :

Pascaline Chavanne

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Feature film

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Romance, Fantasy

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France, Ireland, Sweden

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Dolby DTS

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