Trapped in his past with his true love, his present wife, cousin and woman of his dreams all compete to bring him back to the present as each see fit for him to live out his life. All hell breaks loose as Luc battles Seth and a deadly team of perfect soldiers in a struggle that pits man against machine and good against evil. He sends for Margaret and both recall their past together. You see familiar faces like Sheila Keith, Patsy Byrne, and Frank Finlay. Alan Bates plays the captain who suffers from memory loss triggered by the shell shock during World War I. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes to take advantage of his memory loss.
It was a labor of love. To return him to the present, the horrors of the war and the memory of a young son he had lost to illness, would be cruel. About the Actor Ann Margret, Julie Christie With several first rate actors and excellent filming, I was dismayed by the weak story and dialog, just not at all what I expected. Story: The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Kitty is hurt and furious that he shows more interest in Margaret than in herself. Anderson is less keen to cure the Captain, noting how happy he is now.
The cast includes Ann-Margret, Frank Finlay and Jeremy Kemp. This film displays her talent despite having a supporting role in a stellar cast that includes Julie Christie as Kitty, the wife of a British Royal Captain who has lost his memory of the last 20 years, and Jenny played by American Ann-Margret in an almost unrecognizable role as the doting sister. It is only when she studies the carefully that she realises it is genuine and that her husband is in fact in a hospital. Sir Ian Holm has a smaller role as the doctor treating him. He shows little interest in his wife Kitty, and they sleep in separate rooms. When Seth Michael Jai White , the supercomputer controlled ultra-warrior, decides to take revenge and destroy its creators, only Luc can stop it. Michael Calum Jacques aka Mike MacKinnon, former radio presenter.
Kitty refuses to believe the visitor and has her thrown out. He doesn't even remember the child. Kitty and her companion, Jenny Baldry, are living in. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry Sir Alan Bates , returns from the front during World War I shell-shocked and suffering amnesia, not knowing who she is, and determined for a reunion with Margaret Grey Glenda Jackson , a working class lover from his past. Julie Christie's character is too haughty and conceited snarl, snarl, snarl, who would want to be around her for a minute, let alone be married to her? Kitty Baldry Julie Christie is a haughty society queen with a tunnelled view of life.
After a few days, Captain Baldry returns home, to a house that seems alien to him. The film was entered into the. She says Chris is ill and has been brought back to England, but cannot reveal more. His amnesia also makes him a ready target for the affections of his older cousin, Jenny Ann-Margret. An expert in such matters, Doctor Anderson is summoned and examines the patient.
The horrors of World War I have robbed returning veteran Chris Baldry Alan Bates of his memory. Lawrence and, of course, for her liaison and subsequent ten year long 1913-23 partnership with H. Cast: , , , , Director: Alan Bridges Genres: Keywords: , , , , , , , , , ,. The traumatized soldier doesn't even recognize his own wife, Kitty Julie Christie , or remember their years together. Sight and Sound; London Vol. It's a somewhat slow-moving film, but one filled with touching, genuine performances from a fine cast.
The story moves on to 1916. He advises that they allow Chris and Margaret to see each other more, something agreed to by a reluctant Kitty and by Margaret's understanding husband William. When they visit, Kitty and Jenny see he is being treated for , contracted on the. It is in no way an action film; it explores the daunting filial, social and emotional implications of mentally paralysing brain damage inflicted by the most bloody and unjustifiable of conflicts; World War I. As their relationship blossoms, it becomes apparent that his attachment to her is one of a childlike nature. His amnesia also makes him a ready target for the affections of his older cousin, Jenny Ann-Margret.
Jenny is concerned because they have heard nothing from Chris' , but Kitty dismisses her fears, more concerned by the rising prices of in wartime Britain. Seeing the opportunity to win Chris after years of yearning, Jenny Ann-Margret soon finds herself competing for his affections with Margaret Glenda Jackson , his childhood flame. Gilbert Anderson Sir Ian Holm to help unscramble her husband's feelings for the women in his new disoriented life, including his all-too caring cousin Jenny Ann-Margret , but ultimately, comes to realize that the man she knew is unreachable, as dead as the past for which he pines. He had been in love with her despite the opposition of his parents to her working-class roots. Humiliated, his wife departs, not entirely convinced he isn't shamming his illness. Kitty desperately wants him to be cured, and to return to the authoritative pre-war man she had known. She makes Margaret Grey into a likable character and you see why a regal captain fell in love with her.
. Chris, however, finds all of these emotional entanglements difficult to deal with, so he retreats into the past. West is known for a variety of other prose works including critical studies of Henry James and D. This score conspires perfectly with the subtle, understated cinematography and with the poignant silences, which result from Bridges' admirably discrete direction of the film. Luc Deveraux, the heroic former Universal Soldier, is about to be thrown into action once again.
The traumatized soldier doesn't even recognize his own wife, Kitty Julie Christie , or remember their years together. This, West's first novel, has been adapted for the stage, too, by John van Druten, ten years after its first publication. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about amnesia, couples, war, husband wife relationship, murder, flashback and doctor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. He is more amused by simple pursuits, such as walking and staring into the river. But both Christie and Ann-Margret are challenged by a third woman, Bates' childhood sweetheart Glenda Jackson.