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Edge of Madness
Edge of Madness
Actors: Brendan Fehr, Paul Johansson, Corey Sevier, Jonas Chernick, Caroline Dhavernas
Director: Anne Wheeler
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 39min

1851 manitobas red river valley. As winter sets in a young woman on the edge of madness arrives at a wilderness station claiming she murdered her husband. In flashbacks we see her arrainged marriage to henry who abuses her...  more »


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Actors: Brendan Fehr, Paul Johansson, Corey Sevier, Jonas Chernick, Caroline Dhavernas
Director: Anne Wheeler
Creators: Charles K. Pitts, Derek Mazur, Jacques Pettigrew, Alice Munro, Charles Kristian Pitts
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Beautiful Film
Anita M. Harmon | St. Louis, MO USA | 02/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I just watched this film and was amazed by the acting as well as the directing. Anne Wheeler does a wonderful job in capturing the beauty of the Canadian Wilderness in the 1800's. The acting in this movie is superb. Caroline Dhavernas, who plays Annie Herron, is an amazing talent and her performance in this film was wonderful. The violence in this film was tastefully done, if that is even possible. Brendan Fehr, who plays Annie's angry and abusive husband, did an excellent job. You really dislike this guy and want him to suffer the way he makes those around him suffer. I am from the U.S. and knew nothing about this film or the short story it was adapted from until I started researching the work of Caroline Dhavernas. I recommend this film, it's beautifully put together."
If you can't beat Hollywood at CGI, beat 'em at realism.
J. A. Eyon | Seattle - USA | 05/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What must it have been like in the mid-1800's homesteading the Canadian plains for a young woman in a marriage of convenience to a brutish husband, when the accents mingled curiously? I think I have acquired a sense of that because of the authentic texture the film-makers gave to this frontier setting.

The story is presented in the form of a mystery, altho the resolution is pretty easy to anticipate. It's the characters and situations we meet along the way, their interaction, their sensibilities, that move the story. But at a languid pace, like the times--when commuting was measured in hours and days.

The resilient young woman is at the center of two plots and her determination is made plausible by the immensely talented Caroline Dhavernas, and palatable with her offbeat beauty and lovely French-Canadian accent. The other actors acquit themselves well, even the normally amateurish Brendan Fehr. But only the direction (by Anne Wheeler) and photography contribute as much as Dhavernas does.

Not a great film, but fascinating if you want atmosphere, and a glimpse of a different era, and plenty of glimpses of a nude Dhavernas."
A Hidden Gem
J. Marty | 09/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like other reviewers, I looked into this film because of the lovely and very promising young actress who starred in the short-lived sitcom "Wonderfalls". After having let the DVD lay around my room for the past week or so, I thought i'd pop it in my DVD player and watch it finally. I can't say I fell in love with it, but for the performances, setting, story goes.. it all kept me very engaged and involved as the story unfolded. and - Although it wasn't a perfect movie, I'd say I enjoyed my experiance and will surely keep an eye out for the woman at the helm of this project. I have a feeling she's got a ton and half of talent and I'll be the first one in line when her next movie arrives in theaters (or videostores. either way). Overall Diagnosis: 7 out of 10."