Close My Eyes

SINCLAIR BRYANT (ALAN RICKMAN) SUSPECTS HIS WIFE (SASKIA REEVES) OF HAVING AN AFFAIR BUT IS UNAWARE THAT THE LOVER HE IS JEALOUS OF IS HIS WIFE'S OWN BROTHER (CLIVE OWEN). DURING ONE LONG, HOT SUMMER IN PRESENT DAY LONDON, BROTHER AND SISTER ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER AT A TIME OF ANXIETY AND CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. GROWING UP, THEY HAD SEEN ONE ANOTHER ONLY OCCASIONALY; NOW THEY SUDDENLY FIND THEMSELVES EMBROILED IN FORBIDDEN LOVE. OF THE STORY: "THE INCESTUOUS SIBLING RELATIONSHIP THAT FORMS THE FILM'S NARRATIVE CENTRE MAY BE SEEN AS DOUBLE-EDGED: AS A PERVERSE CELEBRATION OF THE TOPPLING OF A LAST TABOO, BUT ALSO AS A SWAN-SONG FOR THE UNCHECKED LICENCE OF THE AGE."

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UK Release Date: 
Fri, 09/06/1991
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105 Mins

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