Directed by David Mackenzie, Asylum follows a 1950s family living in a home on the grounds of an asylum after Max (Hugh Bonneville), the patriarch, is assigned to serve as deputy director of a remote psychiatric hospital. Neither his wife, Stella (Natasha Richardson), nor his young son, Charlie (Augustus Jeremiah Lewis), are particularly happy about the arrangements, though Stella finds herself slowly becoming attracted to Edgar Stark (Marton Csokas), a charismatic inmate. Despite the obvious repercussions of an extramarital affair and the sage advice of Dr. Cleave (Ian McKellen), a colleague of her husband, Stella's slow-burning attraction becomes an all out obsession; before long, Stella is barely aware that she is risking her family, her sanity, and even her very life for Edgar. Asylum is based on a novel by Patrick McGrath. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
|Series||Widescreen DVD collection.|
Criminals -- Drama.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount Home Entertainment,2006
|Other Titles|| Asylum.
Csokas, Marton, 1966-
McGrath, Patrick, 1950- Asylum.
Paramount Classics (Firm)
Seven Arts Productions.
Mace Neufeld Productions (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Natasha Richardson, Ian McKellen, Marton Csokas, Hugh Bonneville.
Director of photography, Giles Nuttgens ; editors, Colin Monie, Steven Weisberg ; music, Mark Mancina.
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexuality, some violence and brief language.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Patrick McGrath.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1, Region 1 encoding.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.