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Swept from the Sea1998

Swept from the Sea (1998)



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Loosely based on a short story by Joseph Conrad, this well-wrought tale of passion and tragedy centers on the culturally forbidden love between a 19th-century indentured servant and the mysterious shipwrecked Russian immigrant who washes upon the shores of her home in Cornwall, England.

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Vincent Perez
as Yanko Goorall
Rachel Weisz
as Amy Foster
Ian McKellen
as Dr. James Kennedy
Joss Ackland
as Mr. Swaffer
Kathy Bates
as Miss Swaffer
Tom Bell
as Isaac Foster
Zoë Wanamaker
as Mary Foster
Tony Haygarth
as William Smith
Fiona Victory
as Mrs. Smith
Eve Matheson
as Mrs. Willcox
Dave Hill
as Jack Vincent
J.G.R. Ashton-Griffiths
as Canon Van Stone
Margery Withers
as Widow Cree
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
as Canon Van Stone
Janine Duvitski
as Mrs. Finn
Janet Henfrey
as Mrs. Rigby
Bob Smith
as Nikolas
Gerardo Silano
as Brother Bodan
Neil Rutherford
as Brother Peter
Sandra Huggett
as Brother Bodan's Wife
Frédérique Feder
as Peter's Wife
Ellis Fernandez
as Amy's Son, Stefan
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Critic Reviews for Swept from the Sea

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

Swept from the Sea is a disappointment, a film in which good and evil dutifully go through their paces, while the character who could have added complexity and intrigue remains, unfortunately, unrealized.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's hard to really care about these two shallowly written characters.

March 29, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A deeply spiritual movie that honors the unfathomable mysteries of life.

March 1, 2002 | Full Review…

Kidron translates the script into potent cinema, and her authority in dramatizing such elemental material enlists the support of some remarkable performers.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is the story. It's just not much of one. Fortunately we've got Cornwall -- and Rachel Weisz -- to look at and John Barry's lush score to listen to.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Swept from the Sea

A Wonderful friend told me to see this movie (I will let her pick out more for me).and am I glad I ever did. This is not just a romance movie. This is beyond that, with stellar acting by all, you wish the movie could go on. It shows how mean people can be to a perfectly happy couple. I was spellbound, its a must sea movie for all, if you enjoy films then get this one and you will give it no less then 4 stars. I have to give it 5 as its one of the best I have seen. Thank You Raimoyna

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