1hr 38mins
Dir: David Cronenberg
Starring: Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson

A mentally disturbed man is released but is haunted with visions from his past

This very decent psychological thriller is based on the 1991 novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay. There is a very good opening shot of Class 47 No.47774 Poste Restante arriving at London St Pancras station with a rake of blue and grey Mk.1 coaches, one of which is TSO No.5002. A Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ DMU can be seen in the background and, most interestingly, the Class 47 has a transfer sticker of a BR ‘double arrow’ placed over the top of the blue bars of its Res livery! Later in the film, there are several scenes filmed in the allotments at Eton Wick adjacent to the floodplain viaduct on the Windsor & Eton Central branch. There is also a scene filmed adjacent to the Regents Canal and a pair of Class 317 EMU’s cross the bridge over the canal just north of Cambridge Heath station. One of the 317’s is in NSE livery, but the other is in the relatively short-lived WAGN white and black.

This very fine film opens with this very fine shot of Class 47, No.47774 Poste Restante arriving into St. Pancras. Note the Midland Mainline Class 170 over to the far left.
Here we can see the BR double-arrow emblem applied to the bodyside for filming purposes
Ralph Fiennes is last off the train, and can be seen standing in the doorway of Mk.1 TSO No.5002
This is a view of Windsor Arches from the allotments at Eton Wick
The viaduct forms the backdrop again in this scene at night, as Gabriel Byrne and Miranda Richardson walk through the allotment
Ralph Fiennes sits next to the Regents Canal at Cambridge Heath and watches as a Class 317 EMU crosses over the bridge