The War Zone

After moving with his family from London to Devon, 15-year-old Tom (Freddie Cunliffe) discovers that his father (Ray Winstone) and 18-year-old sister, Jessie (Lara Belmont), have been silent partners in a secret pact, unbeknownst to his pregnant mother (Tilda Swinton). In his award-winning directorial debut, actor Tim Roth delivers a dark and disturbing family drama based on a novel by Alexander Stuart.
Netflix Rating: 3.2
NYT Critics' Pick
Incest in rural England. Fierce and disturbing. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 82%
Critics' score: 83   Audience score: 82   Rotten Tomatoes page
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Gifted Brit actor Tim Roth makes a feature directing debut with this well-acted, uncompromisingly depressing drama about a working-class family torn apart by incest and abuse. full review

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  • Release Year: 1999
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Available From: Mar 19, 2010
  • Queued by: 1199 people
Directed By
Tim Roth
Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe, Kate Ashfield, Colin Farrell

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