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Love & Rage

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Ireland, at the end of the 19th century, a time of political unrest:

Agnes MacDonell owns a large estate on the remote island of Achill. A tough, determined English woman, she meets her match in the mysterious James Lynchehaun, 'fine, dark, animal looking', who persuades her against her better instincts to employ him as her land agent.

Despite their class and age difference - she is in her early forties, he is in his early thirties - Agnes finds herself powerfully drawn to the determined Lynchehaun and they have a passionate, if dangerous affair.

But almost immediately Agnes becomes scared as the man's evil streak starts to show itself, and - in a climactic scene of deranged violence and emotion - he nearly destroys her.

Brian Lynch's powerfully and beautifully paced screenplay draws us into a world of almost Victorian melodrama and the desperate, at times comic struggle for power and domination between an emancipated woman and a persuasive, but destructive man.

The film stars Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig ('Elizabeth, Love is the Devil'), Stephen Dillane (Welcome to Sarajevo), Valerie Edmond ('The Crow Road' 1997 BAFTA Nomination) and Donal Donnelly ('The Dead').


Type of film
Running Time
100 mins
Cathal Black
David Collins
Executive Producer
David Collins
Ulrike Leipold
Brian Lynch
Director of Photography
Slawomir Idziak
Ralf Wienrich
Principal Cast
Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane


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Last updated 26th November 2005

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