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Dance With A Stranger (1985)
Starring: Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Miranda Richardson
Director: Mike Newell Goldcrest
Category: Drama, Independent, Foreign
Studio: MGM / UA
Spanish, French
101 mins



"Stunning.A subtle portrayal of deadly passion."-US Magazine

"Densely packed with social and psychological nuances" (Variety), Dance With A Stranger is based on the true story of the last woman hanged in England.Starring Miranda Richardson in her "spectacular movie debut" (Vogue) along with Rupert Everett and Ian Holm, Dance With A Stranger is the "stunning, powerful [and] fascinating" (Vogue) winner of the 1985 CannesBest Picture Award.

Ruth Ellis (Richardson) is a private dancer with a tough exterior.But her armor begins to crack when she meets wealthy racecar driver David Blakely (Everett).And despite warnings against the affair by her friend and would-be lover Desmond Cussen (Ian Holm), Ellis is quickly seduced by Blakely's charms.But when his passions turn cold, she is caught in a dark dance of obsession which gives way to desperation and finally culminates in a deadly confrontation that shatters the stillness one fateful night with a shocking act


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