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Superstition

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Synopsis

Julie (Sienna Guillory) is the young English nanny hired by wealthy Italian couple Mirella and Alessandro Cenci (Alice Krige, Derek de Lint) to take care of their baby son Claudio. Julie is soon accused of attempting to seduce Alessandro, however, and when baby Claudio dies in a mysterious fire at the family home, the finger points at the young outsider.

As the witch-hunt intensifies, Julie's only hope lies in the hands of defence lawyer Gabrieli (Mark Strong). Although still grieving the recent loss of his wife, Gabrieli is persuaded to take on Julie's case by his friend and fellow lawyer Isabella Flores (Frances Barber).

Julie's guilt hangs in the balance, but when further unexplained fires begin to blaze, the young nanny's involvement seems irrefutable and she is jailed for suspected arson. Together with a former psychiatrist Mother Frances Matteo (Charlotte Rampling) and Dr. Roberto Fallaci (David Schofield), an expert in the supernatural, Gabrieli fights to prove the girl's innocence. In a final unveiling of shattering events from Julie's past, the unnerving truth is revealed.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm
Director
Kenneth Hope
Producer
Terry Glinwood
Executive Producer
Terry Glinwood
Editor
Kevin Whelan
Screenwriter
Paul Hoffman, Kate Dennis
Director of Photography
Stephen Smith
Sound
Eddy de Cloe
Music
John Ewbank
Principal Cast
Mark Strong, Sienna Guillory, David Warner, Frances Barber, Alice Krige, Derek De Lint, Charlotte Rampling

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Production Company

Movie Masters CV
P.C. Hooftstraat 154
Amsterdam 1071 CG

T 00 31 20 675 8821
F 00 31 20 675 2996

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Company

Vine International Pictures
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UK

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