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USA: IFC Films
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Dancy, Elena Anaya, Anne Reid, Simón Andreu, Jim Arnold, Xavier Capdet, Barney Clark, Abel Folk, Mapi Galan, Martin Huber, Lina Lambert, Minnie Marx, Peter Vives Newey, Brendan Price, Belen Rueda, Unax Ugalde
Director: Tom Kalin
Countries: Spain / USA / France
USA & UK: 97 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains very strong language, incest theme and strong sex references
USA Release Date: 30 May 2008 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 11 July 2008 (Limited Release)
Based on the book Savage Grace by Natalie Booth, the film spans 1946 to 1972 and unfolds in six acts. SAVAGE GRACE is based on a true story which ends when Barbara Daly Baekeland was found murdered in a luxury London flat on 17 November 1972.
This dramatization follows the beautiful and enigmatic Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore) who rose from relative obscurity to a life of social distinction and luxury when she married the wealthy Bakelite plastics heir, Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane). The birth of the couple's only child, Tony, rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes.
Brooks Baekeland only sees Tony as a failure so consequently he turns to his mother as he grows older becoming increasingly close to his lonely mother. Thus the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown.