• Synopsis
  • Reviews
  • Credits
  • Synopsis

    Clara Paige is a Tory member of the European parliament, who lets absolutely nothing get in way of her ambitions.

    She is convinced that her ex-business partner Andrew Ray is blackmailing her. Upon accidentally meeting Ray, Clara impulsively murders the man. In a deliciously ironic turn of events, she is approached by Ray’s daughter who hopes that she’ll help her locate her missing father. Clara eventually finds out Ray had been innocent all along, but a greater shock awaits her at the hands of her long-neglected husband.

    British playwright David Hare both wrote and directed this complex political thriller.

  • Reviews

    Hare avoids preachiness, thanks largely to taut, sparse dialogue and brooding visuals from cinematographer Roger Pratt. It’s near impossible not to be drawn into the unfolding intrigue.

    Time Out, Claude Maude

  • Credits

    Charlotte Rampling
    Clara Paige
    Michael Gambon
    Gerald Paige
    Iain Glen
    Wallace Sharp
    Robert Hardy
    Adam Gillvray
    Jane Asher
    Niamh Cusack
    Jenny Swanton
    Linda Bassett
    Janet Swanton
    Brian Cobby
    Foreign Secretary
    Julian Firth
    Robert Flemyng
    Jack Sidmouth
    Alain Fromager
    Paul Zinyafski
    Louba Guertchikoff
    Madame Zinyafski
    Juliet Harmer
    Rashid Karapiet
    Sikh Leader
    Robert David MacDonald
    Sir Arthur Sanderson
    Michel Motu
    Patrick Pérez
    Hector Zinyafski
    Andrew Ray
    Michael Swanton
    Tina Sportolaro
    Melissa Stribling
    Lady Boeing
    Sandi Toksvig
    Jonathan White
    Simon Paige
    David Hare
    David Hare
    Patrick Cassavetti
    Roger Pratt