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Felicia's Journey

Rating:PG-13 (for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images)
Release Date:November 12, 1999
Running time:116 minutes
Cast:Elaine Cassidy, Bob Hoskins, Sidney Cole, Arsinee Khanjian
Director:Atom Egoyan
Producer:Bruce Davey
Writer:Atom Egoyan
Distributor:Artisan Pictures

Description: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Felicia's Journey, writer/director Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and pregnant, Felicia travels to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no conscious awareness of the crimes; like Felicia, he doesn't see his true self. Anchored by the stunning performances of Hoskins and Cassidy, Felicia's Journey is a story of innocence lost and regained: Felicia awakens to the world's dangers and duplicities; and Hilditch, who grew up lonely and unloved, comes to realize what was taken from him, and what he himself has taken.

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