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Presence of Mind (2001)

Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella Jones). She is hired by their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), who became the guardian of the youngsters after the death of their parents. While the governess is initially enthusiastic about her job, Miles and Flora soon prove to be quite a handful, and the housekeeper Mrs. Grose (Lauren Bacall), who oversees most of the activities at the Master's estate, is openly antagonistic to her. Before long, the governess discovers the house bears a dark secret involving Miss Jessel (Dayne Danika), the previous governess, and Fosc (Agusti Villaronga), the Master's former valet. El Celo was the first feature from director Antoni Aloy.

Directing:
  • Antonio Aloy
Writing:
  • Barbara Gogny
  • Mitch Brian
  • Antonio Aloy
themoviedb icon 4.9/10
  • Release Date: 2001-04-20
  • Country: ES, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 99
  • Budget: $3,000,000
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Lauren Bacall

Mado Remei

Sadie Frost

Governess

Harvey Keitel

The Master

Jude Law

Secretary

Jack Taylor

Father
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