A Map of the World


A woman's life is thrown into turmoil when the neighbour's child drowns on her property. Then, to make matters worse, she is accused of sexually abusing a young boy. Unable to make bail, she lands in jail, which is pretty rough. As she struggles to make a difference to the inmates there, her husband and neighbour drift towards an affair...


125 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language) .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

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Credits

Cast
Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, David Strathairn, Arlis Howard, Chloë Sevigny
Director
Scott Elliot
ScreenplayPeter Hedges, Polly Platt, from the novel by Jane Hamilton
MusicPat Metheny
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in1999
Produced byOverseas FilmGroup, The Kennedy/Marshall Company

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Ian Douglas
3
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
5
The Star
Joanna Rix
14
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Beeld
Marius Jooste
8
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
10
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
3
Rough Cut
Don Kaye
14

What the People say

Internet
192 Netizens
14

Average .. 49%

10

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I nearly walked out twice, but stayed in the hope that it would improve. When the heroine demanded to be tried by Oprah and her audience, I knew the story was beyond hope. Don't waste your time with this.






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