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6.61 h 44 min201115
Miss G is a beautiful, sophisticated teacher at a boarding school set on a remote island in the 1930s. Her favourite pupils are entranced. Then Fiamma, a lovely Spanish aristocrat turns up and Miss G becomes obsessed by her. But Fiamma resists her charms and a battle of wills develops.
Directors
Jordan Scott
Starring
Eva GreenJuno TempleImogen Poots
Genres
DramaSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Ellie NunnAdele McCannZoe CarrollClemmie DugdaleMaria ValverdeSinead Cusack
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4.1 out of 5 stars

309 global ratings

  1. 57% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Claire k.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Filum
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It was so good
Sharad SakorkarReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 November 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eva Green's portrayal of the Diving Instructor
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Eva Green is my favourite actor, especially since I watched her in Casino Royale and Penny Dreadful. This movie hinges on her acting prowess and the most apt location chosen by the crew. A complex psychological story in which Ms. Green gives a sterling performance. She possesses a very expressive and mobile face. She displays the capacity to get under the skin of the character she is playing. This can be gauged by the ease with which she exhibits the feelings and emotions of the character she plays. Ms. G, the teacher she plays has a talent and need to forge connections, make the other person feel special, ability to offer special perks using her positional power as the teacher and gullibility of girl students at their impressionable age. All these factors come together to construct a narrative with a shocking finale. This happens when she herself becomes victim of her need to be liked, loved and wanted by the other special student who joins the school and is a part of her cohort. The movie is impactful. Left me thinking about it for a long time afterwards...
David ColwellReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice
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Nice
PenFriendReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 August 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unpleasant and tacky
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The central tenet of the film is that the action takes place in a school.
The fact that you never see any other classes other than Miss G's diving class wears pretty thin. Also you never see Miss G actually teach diving by demonstration, or interact with any other staff. She just lopes about in very expensive outfits which she would have no way of buying as she is institutionalised and agoraphobic. She also has Munchausen's syndrome it seems, as she spins out lie after lie about her past.
Why has she Munchausen's? Why is she agoraphobic? None of this explored.You just see her bumbling about in a local shop dropping sherbet lemons and money as rude local yokels jibber and point at her.
This lack of adult characters is absolutely ridiculous. There is only a stereotypical fat old matron, the usual ramrod headmistress and possibly one other teacher.
Also diving lessons. Why? Is this a normal fixture in a remote public school?
Would you actually be paid to teach diving in a 1930's boarding school on a remote island?
My disbelief grew as the film went on.
Shades of Lord of the Flies crept in.
The only pleasant character is the dispossessed Spanish girl with a troubled past, who tries so hard to be kind despite ill treatment, bullying and cruelty from both other girls and from Miss G. However, we can guess what will happen to her as she has a nasty asthma and a funny bottle to puff into which presumably is a Spanish form of salbutamol.
In the end the film is about an unpleasant mentally ill adult, obsessing about, and presumably raping a young girl.
If the film is about about inappropriate relationships and forced sex with a minor,why is the theme glamorised in this superficial manner? Oh es, I know . Box Office sales.
But it is reprehensible way of portraying sexual abuse of a minor. Oh right. It's fantasy. That's alright then.
Or is it?
In fact the only sex scene is disturbing and prurient and, considering as it is an act on a minor by an adult, you would have to be mad to describe it as sensual.

There are no plot twists and turns whatsoever, the narrative is linear. You will know what is coming and what is coming is very long drawn out. Eva Green's descent into a kind of over excited erotomania is mainly portrayed by her wearing less and less make up as she becomes incrementally lascivious.
At the best of times, Eva Green acts one role, that of varying degrees of unhinged eye rolling and teeth baring. This is no exception. Juno Temple glowers and sulks as well she might, given this role of a bad tempered jealous ringleader of bitchy adolescents all worshipping at the mad diving teacher's altar.
The film is a combination of the laughable and unpleasant. Even the title is a poor and rather tasteless double entendre.
They could rename it Holes and have done with it.
I am actually quite surprised a woman director could make such a nasty minded film.
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AimeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Might you `enjoy' or not?
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If you are not happy to watch a film mainly for the sake of watching the skillful (script and film edit wise as well as acting) unfolding of a particular character, then you probably won't get much out of this.

I personally find Eva Green very enthralling and enigmatic, which has very likely indeed increased my star rating of this film (i.e. in contrast to if another actress that I might personally tend to find less so did it). So, if your reception towards Eva Green tends to be different....

The `sad ending' (or nearly ending) that has been mentioned in other reviews I guess is one that had to be quite so much so given it's description of `drama' and `thriller'. Though, in itself not (for me personally) `enjoyable'. And probably needed to make a credible change between what was in the beginning and what was in the end, given the time and the power the main character seemed to have (whether this is at all likely or accurate representation for the time I don't know) over this group of children. Though, the fact that other teachers tended to said group of children at different points would perhaps seem to contradict that desired affect slightly, and taint it a little with confusion. But I assume that is from teachers having different night watches or something. But, that is rather digressing...
GollumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 June 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
ok, but maybe a little bit bland...
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A film which touches on bullying and the inappropriate relationship between responsible adult and child, which is set in an all girls boarding school on an island. Whilst the underlying topics are serious and the film includes serious consequences, it was done in a style which seemed a bit superficial, bland and almost dreamlike in places, which lessened the overall impact of the film. Ok if you have nothing better to watch, but not a film that i would particularly recommend.
hannahReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
wasted potential
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all I can say is fantastic concept, fantastic cast and cinematography (location and shots), but poorly executed. the writing renders characters with no depth and merely 2 dimensional delivering flat and cliche dialogue. Mrs g's obsession seems sudden and random as it occurs with no context or development. she reminds me of Blanche Dubois only if her story began halfway through the play. what's more concerning is the glamourisation of sexual abuse, the direction entices the audience to admire the sensuality which implies the director is confused about the very dynamics of the relationship. I would love a remake but it would be a shame because the cast in and of itself was unbeatable.
El DReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
A missed opportunity
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I absolutely love period drama and I adore Eva Green, however it's precisely because there is a lot of outstanding period drama out there and because Green is a superb actor that I was expecting a lot more from this film...
Promising story, beautiful setting, great costumes and good choice of actors, however I think the acting and the character development could have been much better.

I wasn't a fan of either Maria Valverde or Juno Temple. Also, we should have been given a bit more context, something to decipher the depth of the three main characters. Things happen and we do start to see where the story is going, but I wanted more from the actresses and more hidden details here and there to help the characters come together.

Overall a good film, but sadly its potential wasn't fully exploited.
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