Turn Of The Screw

  • 1985
  • 1 HR 59 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

A Spanish adaptation of Henry James's novel The Turn of the Screw, with the role of the governess taken by a young man (with appropriate overtones of potential homosexuality). Sanchez, a young priest fresh from a Basque seminary, assumes responsibility for young charges Landa and Goyanes, the possibly possessed little devils of the novel, which--apart from...read more

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A Spanish adaptation of Henry James's novel The Turn of the Screw, with the role of the governess taken by a young man (with appropriate overtones of potential homosexuality). Sanchez, a young priest fresh from a Basque seminary, assumes responsibility for young charges Landa and

Goyanes, the possibly possessed little devils of the novel, which--apart from the gender change--the film follows fairly closely. Resolution comes when the spirit-ridden Landa dies of a heart attack. The picture received a film festival screening in 1985. (In Spanish.)

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A Spanish adaptation of Henry James's novel The Turn of the Screw, with the role of the governess taken by a young man (with appropriate overtones of potential homosexuality). Sanchez, a young priest fresh from a Basque seminary, assumes responsibility for… (more)

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