DVD rental by mail service with over 60,000 hand-picked titles from classics to new releases. Discover great films and TV series on DVD and Blu-ray. Movies are delivered by First Class Mail to anywhere in the United States.

Home     |     Cart     |     My Account     |     My Wish List     |     Help      

Action Music
Animation Romance
Classic Sci-Fi
Comedy Sports
Cult Suspense
Documentary Special Int
Drama Television
Family Thriller
Foreign War
Horror Western
  1001 Movies You Must
   See Before You Die
  Most Requested
  Recent Releases
  Recently Added DVDs
  Upcoming Titles
  Popular Independent
  Criterion Collection
  All Time Favorites
  AFI 100
  Staff Recommended A-M
  Staff Recommended N-Z
  Best of Contemporary
   Foreign Films
  Best of British Film
  Best of Documentary
  Rental of the Day
  Roger Ebert's
   Overlooked Film Festival
  Top Shakespeare
  Best of Avant Garde
  Best of Romance
  Select Sentimental
  Cream of Comedy
  Best Recent American
  Movies by 40
   Directors to watch
  Best Cinematography
  Masters of Montage
   Contemporary Classic
  Cannes Winners
  Vatican Picks
  Best American
  Best of
  Tying the Knot
  Top Film Noir
  Best Foreign Classics
  Best of Cult Films
  Fathers and Sons
  Meryl Streep Musts
  Flicks D'Amore

Photo Coming Soon
Intended, The (2004)
Starring: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Janet McTeer, David Bradley, JJ Field, Philip Jackson, John Matthew Lau, Tony Maudsley, Robert Pugh
Director: Kristian Levring
Category: Drama, Independent
Studio: New Video DVD
110 mins



From IFC Films and celebrated Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring (The King Is Alive) comes The Intended, a grippingly intimate, moodily atmospheric, sexually charged epic that has been lauded "a taut, noirish thriller that unfolds in a fever of firelit ambience" (Village Voice). Inspired by cinema's controversial Dogme 95 movement (co-founded by Levring and such acclaimed auteurs as Dogville's Lars von Trier), The Intended has drawn comparisons to the literary masterworks of Joseph Conrad and Tennessee Williams.

In 1924, the strong and idealistic Sarah (co-writer Janet McTeer) and her younger lover Hamish (JJ Field) flee the depression of post-war Europe, travel ling deep into the Malaysian jungle to earn their fortune at an ivory trading post. Instead of an exotic retreat, however, the two encounter an oppressively small colony where their high hopes and obvious love for each other unleash a downward spiral of greed, murder and madness: a lyrical tragedy where everyone in the community becomes the victim of each other's broken dreams.

Gripping, intimate, and heavily stylized, The Intended co-stars Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck, Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot), and Tony Maudsley (Bright Young Things).


Critic's Reviews
Christopher Null FilmCritic.com Read Review