THE STORY OF TWO SISTERS WHO SAVED A STRANGER, AND THE STRANGER WHO STOLE THEIR HEARTS.
A young man (Daniel Brühl) washes ashore in Cornwall after a storm and is nursed back to health by two sisters (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith); he turns out to be a musically gifted Pole. Actor Charles Dance’s first feature film as a director is a beautifully acted but slight drama that gives a detailed portrait of rural England in the 1930s, but also focuses on the relationship between two elderly sisters, one of whom is too naive and childish for her own good. The two stars are definitely worth a look, but Brühl is also effective as the mysterious but charming youngster.
2004-Britain. 103 min. Color. Written and directed by Charles Dance. Short Story: William J. Locke. Cast: Judi Dench (Ursula Widdington), Maggie Smith (Janet Widdington), Natascha McElhone (Olga Daniloff), Daniel Brühl (Andrea Marowski), Miriam Margolyes, Freddie Jones… David Warner.