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Helen [DVD] [2008]


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  • Actors: Annie Townsend, Sandie Malia, Dennis Jobling, Sonia Saville, Danny Groenland
  • Directors: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy
  • Producers: Joe Lawlor
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: New Wave Films
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Sep 2009
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002BB7VUI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,144 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to play Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy s last known movements. Joy had everything. A loving family, a boyfriend, a bright future. Helen, parentless, has lived in institutions all her life and has never been close to anyone. Gradually Helen begins to immerse herself into the role, visiting the people and places that Joy knew; quietly and carefully insinuating her way into the lost girl s life.

But is Helen trying to find out what happened to Joy that day, or is she searching for her own identity?

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A Stand out discovery --Independent on Sunday

An outstanding debut --The Observer

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
This must be the most amateurish badly acted and directed film I've ever seen. It's meant to be about the reconstruction of a girl's disappearance by the police using a look alike who's also got "issues" but the actors ,and I use that term loosely , are so wooden and poor at acting that there is no feeling or atmosphere - one scene where a policewoman is addressing college students it's as if she's talking to 5 year olds not adults and the scene where a detective is showing items of the missing persons property to the parents it's as if they're discussing trivia - not the reaction you'd expect from people traumatised by the loss of their child. The rest of the actors are also hopeless, much worse than an amateur dramatic production by the local church group. The music - if you deign to call it music - is tuneless and piercing and the directing is so bad it's nearly comical. Don't bother with this offering - if this is a debut production it doesn't bode well for the producers of this travesty, there are plenty of "indie" low budget films infinitely better than this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 July 2014
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Diabolical acting - amateur hour in fact.
Although the story does have enormous potential, there are too many questions and no answers.
The sound quality is poor and the musical score is best described as the worst example of experimental music that you would hear in a year 9 music lesson!
The lines are delivered like individual people reading aloud to a listening audience - so they have a 'read' quality rather than a spoken and felt quality.
Weird!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By technoguy VINE VOICE on 8 Nov 2009
Format: DVD
This is an interesting film as it was made in a Britain waiting for new film makers to arrive so we can move on from the crop of gangster ,rom-com and costume dramafilms we have become so used to.Helen is the debut of an award-winning writer-director team of Molloy and Lawlor.They have been involved in making short films based around community arts projects for over a decade.A lot of their stuff has been based around video set in Ireland, Birmingham,Liverpool and Newcastle.They have also done video installations for art galleries and they were doing things on the internet. An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. We get a glimpse of Joy leaving her friends in a park on a sunny day.The next scene cuts to police sweepers going through the park woodlands where she was last seen.Helen(Annie Townsend),a lost young woman is a few weeks away from leaving her care home.She has a part-time job,working as a cleaner in a hotel.She has no real past and looks forward in conversations with her immigrant co-worker to no future.Helen attends the same school/college Joy did,and she's been asked to `play' Joy in a police reconstruction.Joy represents all that was missing from Helen's life.She gets to meet her parents and Joy's boyfriend and gradually gets to feel herself into what it might have been like to fill Joy's shoes.The film is shot in slow-mo long takes,the roles are all played as if leached of all emotion in a very low-key way and the viewer is engaged by the hypnotic trance of meditative calm.

The film is about the search for identity or how we come by an identity. Helen speaks in a slow,deliberate way as if speaking her inner thoughts aloud.She appears at times to inhabit a place outside space and time in a metaphysical realm,deanimated,beyond will.
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