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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sophie Marceau
Stephen Dillane
Dominique Belcourt
Directors
William Nicholson
Screenwriters
William Nicholson
Running Time
113 minutes

Firelight
Bodice-busting period drama with Sophie Marceau and Stephen Dillane


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Plot
A governess agrees to bear a child for a secretive businessman, in return for the payment of all her father's debts. The child is taken away as soon as she is born - but several years later the governess accepts a new job on a remote estate, and finds herself face to face with the daughter she lost.


Verdict
Not exactly bad, Firelight is an interesting idea which merely simmers with passion and which outstays its welcome long before the closing credits.


Reviewed by Jessica Mellor

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