Dance with a Stranger (1985)

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Released 21-Apr-2005
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On 13th July, 1955 Ruth Ellis is sent to the gallows, the last woman to be hanged in Britain - a death that stunned millions.

In the summer of 1953 RUTH ELLIS (Miranda Richardson - "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Hours") a divorcee, mother of two and former prostitute is working as a nightclub hostess. Here she meets handsome racing car driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett - "Shrek 2", "Stage Beauty") and they begin a tempestuous love affair marked by violent quarrels.

As their relationship deteriorates Ruth becomes obsessive, causing her to lose her job and home. Friend and confidant Desmond Cusson (Ian Holm - "The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King", "Garden State") takes her and her 10-year old son Andy into his home believing she has ended her relationship with David. However Ruth continues to see him in secret until David tires of her and eventually begins another relationship.

On Easter Sunday 1955 Ruth waits for David outside a pub. As he leaves she confronts him and in a tragic moment of uncontrollable passion shoots him dead.

From the director of "Enchanted April", "Four Weddings and A Funeral" and "Donnie Brasco".

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Starring
Miranda Richardson
Rupert Everett
Ian Holm
Stratford Johns
Joanne Whalley
Tom Chadbon
Jane Bertish
David Troughton
Matthew Carroll
Directed by
Mike Newell
Music
Richard Hartley
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 1985 98:15 (Case: 101) 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Widescreen 1.85:1 (Orig: 1.66:1), NOT 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English for the Hearing Impaired
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Gallery-Photo-Scenes From The Film
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