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Encyclopedia > Asylum (film)

Asylum is a 2005 film directed by David Mackenzie. It is based on the novel Asylum by Patrick McGrath and was adapted for the screen by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis. It stars Natasha Richardson and Marton Csokas, with a cast also including Ian McKellen. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Scottish film director, see David Mackenzie (director). ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Patrick McGrath (born February 7, 1950, London) is a British novelist whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction. ... Patrick Marber is a British actor and writer associated with the kind of playwriting referred to as in-yer-face theatre. ... Natasha Richardson Natasha Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London, England) is a British actress who played the title character in The Handmaids Tale, the 1990 film based on Margaret Atwoods dystopian novel. ... Marton Csokas as Celeborn in The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Sir Ian McKellen at the premiere of The Return of the King in Wellington, New Zealand, December 1, 2003 Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CBE (born May 25, 1939) is a highly acclaimed English actor on both stage and screen. ...

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Plot summary

Asylum is the story of a bored and unfulfilled wife of a psychiatrist working at a remote mental asylum (in Britain in the 1950s), who starts a passionate but dangerous affair with one of the inmates, a jealous psychopath.


Cast

Natasha Richardson Natasha Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London, England) is a British actress who played the title character in The Handmaids Tale, the 1990 film based on Margaret Atwoods dystopian novel. ... Marton Csokas as Celeborn in The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Sir Ian McKellen at the premiere of The Return of the King in Wellington, New Zealand, December 1, 2003 Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CBE (born May 25, 1939) is a highly acclaimed English actor on both stage and screen. ...

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A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Patrick Marber is a British actor and writer associated with the kind of playwriting referred to as in-yer-face theatre. ...

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