About

David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexua...

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Directed by

Sam Peckinpah

Written by

Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay)
Gordon Williams (Novel)
David Zelag Goodman (Screenplay)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Sometimes a man is forced to defend his honor.

Cast

Keywords

revenge violence england based on novel or book rape cult film rural setting thriller country life english countryside cornwall england primal fear

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Lists

#90 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score