England, The late ‘50s. Max (Bonneville) brings his wife Stella (Richardson) and son to live in the grounds of the asylum he’s just been made deputy superintendent of. But boredom and domestic alienation spur Stella to embark on a dangerous affair with an inmate, Edgar (Csokas), whose been tasked with renovating the institution’s greenhouse…
It may not be daring as Young Adam, but Asylum is a straightforward, well-performed adaptation of an absorbing melodrama.
Reviewed by Anna Smith
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