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Directed by Colleen Murphy
Canada / Germany, 2000 (fiction, 95 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"At an elementary school where he is enrolling his young daughter, 25-year-old Francis (Zachary Bennett), who has an attraction to older women, meets and falls in love with Halley (Katja Riemann), a lonely teacher living with her father. [...] Halley and Francis embark on a passionate affair and Francis acquires a new confidence. But when a girl goes missing from Halley's school, their relationship begins unravelling. [...] desire's heartbreaking conclusion continues Murphy's probing work into the mysterious and difficult terrain of loneliness and the perverse and destructive power of love. With its stately camera work and honest performances, desire has an uncompromising and non-judgemental tone, delving into the mind of a monster while courageously struggling for compassion."
-- Stacey Donen (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Colleen Murphy
Produced by: Elizabeth Yake, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Kathy Avrich Johnson
Principal Cast: Katja Riemann, Zachary Bennett, Martin Donovan, Elizabeth Shepherd, Graham Greene, Alberta Watson, Maggie Huculak
Cinematography: Christophe Bonnière
Film Editing: Jeff Warren
Music: Bill Thompson, Rob Carli
Production Company: Subjective Eye/Bioskop Film/Buffalo Gal Pictures

Notes about Desire


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