Returning, The - 1990
Echo Pictures - 98 min.
Cast: Phillip Gordon, Alison Routledge, Max Cullen, Jim Moriarty, John Ewart, Grant Tilly, Jenny Ryken.
Crew: Screenplay: Arthur Baysting, John Day (based upon an original story by Simon Willisson); Photography: Kevin Hayward; Editor: Simon Clothier; Music: Clive Cockburn; Producer: Trishia Downie; Director: John Day.
A successful city lawyer abandons his practice and heads out to the country. There he comes upon a stately, but neglected, homestead. He moves in, and during his first night a beautiful ghostly woman makes love to him, in his sleep. Soon his dreams become more engrossing than his everyday world and girlfriend. Gradually he unravels the tragedy of his spirit lovers' past. To respond to her call, he needs to embrace the hearafter. This photographically beautiful story was mostly filmed in the Otago countryside around Tapanui.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B
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