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- Product InformationSet against the backdrop of a prison in Victorian England, Affinity is both a Gothic ghost story and a poignant account of a forbidden love between two women, with an unexpected twist in the tale. Based on the novel by Sarah Waters, best-selling author of Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith, Affinity was adapted for the screen by the prolific screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Joness Diary, Brideshead Revisited, Bleak House). Its superb cast includes Anna Madley (Sense and Sensibility), Zo Tapper (A Midsummers Night Dream), Anne Reid (Bleak House) and Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction). Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior (Madeley) decides to volunteer as a visitor to the female inmates of Millbank, one of Londons most notorious gaols. Among Millbanks murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by one inmate the enigmatic and alluring spiritualist Selina (Tapper), who is serving time for the assault of a young girl through a malevolent spirit during a sance. Initially sceptical of Selinas supernatural gifts, but sympathetic to the plight of this beautiful and seemingly innocent girl, Margaret quickly befriends her. A palpable tension and sexual attraction between the two women grows rapidly more passionate as Selina begins to awaken feelings that Margaret had been struggling to suppress. And then things start to happen impossible things which suggest Selina may indeed be telling the truth about her ability to communicate with and command the dead. Affinity is beautifully shot and meticulously acted. Succeeding as a thriller, mystery, drama and unconventional romance, it is a film that leaves the viewer desperately wanting to believe in magic.
- Product Release Date01/05/2012
- Theatrical Release Year2008
- Number of Discs1
- ActorsAmanda Plummer,Anna Madley,Anne Reid,Zoe Tapper
- DirectorsTim Fywell
- Rating InfoMature Themes,Violence
- Run Time120 minutes
- Primary GenreDrama
- Video FormatPAL
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