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Seabright Sun 14-Aug-11 23:12:45

I've just watched it, wonderfully made etc, but did anyone fully understand what was going on?

rushofbloodtothefeet Sun 14-Aug-11 23:14:51

Sorry, but I lost the will to live after about 7 minutes. Presumably it got better?

NickyNackyNooNoo Sun 14-Aug-11 23:18:13

Glad it wasn't just me, just watched it and really enjoyed it but had absolutely no idea what was going on blushgrin

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 14-Aug-11 23:32:20

I was at one point thinking, "they can't all be conspiring against her, she must be having a breakdown". But then it turns out that they were!

Yes, very slow start. Wandered away to see to the washing becasue of it, got back to find David Tennant was dead. Picked up a bit then.

Dawnybabe Mon 15-Aug-11 00:11:44

Not sure why her family couldn't just trust her and let her in on everything instead of lying to her. They lied to her yet the whole lot of them were in on it. Why? Did I miss something? Why was she treated like that? As far as I know she hadn't expressed any particular political views so why was she singled out?

javo Mon 15-Aug-11 10:00:03

Dawny - My thoughts exactly - was it because "they didn't love her" as Walter had told her. Why did they just not kill her quickly - were they really trying to starve her to death in Aunt Elizabeth's house at the end? All very beautifully filmed but a totally stupid plot - sort of felt cheated of my time.

woollyideas Mon 15-Aug-11 14:19:00

I thought they did love her, but still saw her as an 'outsider' - not truly 'family'. I don't think they wanted any harm to come to her initially, but when she proved to be persistent they decided to get rid of her. In fact, I think they were going to keep her alive but drugged indefinitely. It was only when she refused to eat or drink anything that the notion of killing her came out.

I find a lot of Poliakoff is a bit inscrutable.

The scene with the dead animals was awful - did people really do that at the start of the war? I guess they did.

Like Javo, I felt slightly cheated of my time...

Highlander Mon 15-Aug-11 14:27:46

With Poliakoff, you do have to suspend your disbelief a bit. There is a touch of the sci-fi about his work.

It reminded me a lot of Never Let Me Go (the book, not the film).

DandyGilver Mon 15-Aug-11 14:28:04

I think it was partly because she was adopted from a gypsy family, and they had begun to take on Nazi ideology.

They really did have animals put down at the beginning of the war. Lots of people didn't do it though.

woollyideas Mon 15-Aug-11 15:52:56

Was Bill Nighy even more wooden than usual, or was that meant to be the character?

Katisha Mon 15-Aug-11 15:57:03

I was climbing up the walls after about 20 mins because it was so wooden. Wooden dialogue, phrases that surely no-one was using in 1939, general slowness.
Wandered off and MNd for a bit and got back to the bit at the vets and saw things had picked up a bit, but still very very weird.
Enough plot holes for a sieve.

Piffpaffpoff Mon 15-Aug-11 15:57:09

Ah good, so it wasnt just me then? I found myself unable to stop watching it while simultaneously not having a scooby about what was going on. Still don't to be honest but it was beautifully shot and lovely to look at.

NasalCoffeeEnema Mon 15-Aug-11 16:53:10

I couldn't quite work out why they wanted to make her seem mad either. When they first started she hadn't even discovered anything. It was all a bit odd. Plus it had Bill Nighy in it and he does my nut.
The one with Damien Lewis has to be amongst my favourite SPs

grumpypants Mon 15-Aug-11 16:56:05

god it was so musch pretentious crap!"

Popbiscuit Mon 15-Aug-11 17:02:53

Poliakoff movies are always a bit of a stretch. Entertaining but quite implausible. What was the one with the photographs in the old house with Lindsay Duncan?

SugarSkyHigh Mon 15-Aug-11 17:38:07

that was Shooting the Past, popbiscuit.
My favourite was Perfect Strangers. Had Lindsay Duncan in as well, but also the gorgeous matthew Macfayden looking especially lovely.
there was another one more recently with Rupert Penry Jones but pretty ludicrous. what was that called now?

Popbiscuit Mon 15-Aug-11 17:55:47

That's it! Thanks. I really enjoyed it but could not get past the absurdity of LD finding the businessman's grandmother in the pictures and piecing her story together like that. Crazy. Loved Perfect Strangers, though (more photographs). It was called "Almost Strangers" here.
Oooh. Rupert P-J you say? wink Off to look that up now.

diddl Mon 15-Aug-11 18:28:20

I loved Perfect Strangers and the one a bout the photos with Timothy Spall-wasn´t Linsey Duncan in both of those?

RPJ was in Joe´s Palace.

Hated the one with Damien Lewis.

diddl Mon 15-Aug-11 18:31:54

What was the one with the photographs in the old house with Lindsay Duncan?

Shooting the Past.

diddl Tue 16-Aug-11 18:18:24

Yes, it was weird & I know this will sound stupid-but why were they having people killed just because they had heard a recording??!!

And who did Anne marry & have child(ren) with?

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