Sometimes a man is forced to defend his honor.
David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ostracized by the brutish men of the village, including Amy's old flame, Charlie. Eventually the taunts escalate, and two of the locals rape Amy. This sexual assault awakes a shockingly violent side of David.
Sam Peckinpah, David Zelag Goodman
December 23, 1971
United Kingdom, United States of America
Top billed cast
Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T. P. McKenna, Del Henney
england, rape, based on novel or book, country life, primal fear, cornwall, england, revenge, rural area, english countryside, cult film
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