Synopsis: Sophie Hartley is convinced that she is being stalked. She becomes increasingly certain that her husband's beautiful co-worker, Mara, wants her children, her husband and her life. But no one believes Sophie. Forced to prove her sanity, Sophie grows increasingly paranoid - but is she imagining things? Sophie becomes completely caught up in her obsession, turning stalker herself - and makes a discovery more frightening than her worst fear.
Director(s): Ann Turner
Production: First Look International
  1 nomination.
103 min

[soft music]

[children laugh]

You're out, mom !

Oh, my God,

l left the iron on.

Oome on !

Mom, you promised us

some ice cream.

We'll get some at home.

There isn't any at home.

( Sophie )

l think there might be.

[hinges screech]

[girls laugh and scream]

[heavy breathing]


Oraig !

Oraig !

Oraig !

Oraig !


[birds chirp]

[loud purring]

\ time after time \

\ lf you fall,

l will catch you

l will be waiting \

\ Time after time \

\ After my picture fades

and darkness

has turned to gray \

\ Watching through windows

you're wondering

if l'm okay \

\ Secrets stolen \

\ from deep inside \

[voices from TV]

[women continue singing]

( Ruby )

Elly, Elly.

Sh !

[voices from TV]

[singing continues]

\ l will be waiting

time after time \

\ Time after time

Time-- \


Thank you !

[music from the TV]

\ Time after time \

Sh !

\ Time after time \

\ Time after time.

Time after time \

( Elly )

l can't hear my show

with all this noise!

You're show is finished !

[turns off TV]

Spotty quoll wants

some orange juice.

Alright. There should be

one open in the fridge.


There is not.

Well then, look

in the pantry.

[hinges screech]


Good boy, Spotty quoll.

[hinges screech]



No, that's not

a real word, is it?

There's too many--


l don't--

l give up.

What is it?

[chiming music]

l ncandescence!

Glowing with heat?

l know it means

glowing with heat.

How did you know that word?

l can't top

in spelling today?

You can top in spelling today

because you're so clever!

You're the smartest girl !


Oh, Jesus!

Alright, next word.

( Elly shouting )

Mommy, mommy!

What is it, baby?

What's the matter?

There was someone

in the hallway!

Oh, no.

No, there isn't.

What did you hear?

There was someone running

and breathing like a sick cat.

l'm scared.

Sweetheart, you know

what it probably was?

Your sister and l

where in the back

and that funny little

wind-up dog went off.

Maybe it was that.


No, mommy, there's someone

in your bedroom.

Well, l'll go

and find out, okay?

Wait here for me.

Mommy's gonna check it out.

Take care of Spotty.


Don't let him get scared.

l'll be right back.

[soft piano music]

[clock ticking]


[thriller music]


Oome on with me.

Got a game going.

( Sophie )


Spotty quoll's starving !

Oh ! We might eat soon, ey?

Here we go!

What was it, dad,

that mom used to grow?

Was it primula?


Where's Oraig?

l'm rushing to pick him up.

He lost his keys.

Lost his keys?

That's not good.

That's not good

but you're great.

Thank you so much.

Bye, girls.

See you in the morning.

Bee good now.

Oh, uhm, you know what?

Maybe l could pick up

some petunia seedlings.

No, they'll just be

a niusance, Soph.

Too much watering.


[Oindi Lauper singing

Time after time]

lt's so beautiful.

lt's the shadows

that make it so stunning.

Moment between the owl

and the dove.

No, that's back to fronts,

not the shadows.

lt is the quality

of the light that counts.

Oould you just agree with me

for once on our special day?

Did l say anything?

Did you know?

Here's to the next decade

being as great as the last.


[ Time after time continues]

You know what l did today?

l finished

my first illustration.

Good for you.

Full patronizing?

No, l mean it.

l know this is

a difficult one for you.

So, you'll tell me

what the secret is?

No, then there won't be

a secret.

Everyone's going to see it.

You're painting for a book.

lt's public consumption.

l'm not ready, yet.

l always talk to you

about my work.

That's because you are

so much more talented

than l am.

This is certainly true.

This is why my clients treat me

like a toad in a swimming pool.

Oh, someone just walked

over my grave.


l promise

l will be not critical.

[glasses smash]

So fresh they're jumping

right off the plate.


Are you okay?

Yeah. l love you.

So, let's celebrate

that you finally started.

We might as well.

We've spent

the advance already.

What did you forget?

l dashed home

but you'd already

turned it off.


The iron.

Why did you come home?

l didn't come home today.

You must've turned it off.

Oh ! Right.

You couldn't have come home.

You lost your keys.

l guess l did.

l must've turned it off.

[soft music]

[birds chirping]

[cat meowing]

Oh, Ginger.

l'm so sorry.

[thriller music]


Ginger Tom !

My God, no!

( Rina )

And when do you suggest?


Yep, Tuesday.

Next Tuesday.

Tuesday'll be fine.



The frock, it's gorgeous.

l love the hibiscus flowers.

Thank you.

How are you, darling?

How is it all going?


Oh, my God.

How embarrassing.

They don't even mention Oraig.

l talked about him all the time

and his work and everything.

They don't even say a thing?

lt's been out

for almost a month.

He's feelings

are gonna be hurt.

Don't show it to him.

Supermom Sophie,

that's. . . l wish--

lt's good publicity.

Now, l got you in here.

Head office has trebled

the print run and wants

a major launch.

They want the final copy

by March 28th.


March 28th.

March doesn't work for me.

You'll do

what you always do.

No, the--

Let's stay with April.

Look, darling, l know

this is a very hard time

for you,

but all the other artists

have signed off

on that date.


when my mom died?

lt took me ages

to get over it.

But it does get better,


Let's not catch myself

trying to phone her.

How's your dad?

He's fi--

He's very independent.

So, anyway,

how are you going with it?

l'm worried that

you haven't shown me

anything so far.

No, l've decided to, uhm--

l'm working on something

that up until now

l've been trying to forget.

Whatever's worth remembering,

you'll do it.

l don't know

that we're meant

to remember everything.

Maybe we'd go crazy

if we did.

[owl screeches]


[baby cries]

Oh !

Oome to bed, Sophie.

lt's late.

lt's okay,

l promised l wouldn't look.

l have to work.


[soft music]

( Ginger meows )

Ginger Tom,

if you value your life.


l'm so sorry about asking you

to work late.

l promise l won't make

a habit of it.

lt's what they all say.

O'mon, Jen,

or we'll be late.

Next time

you're coming, too.

lt's perfect.

Enjoy this show.

Oome on, then.

Thanks, Mara.

Bye, Oraig !

See ya.

[knocking on the door]

(Mara )

Jen asked me

to help you

with the computer.

Oh, thank you.

Yes, good.

l haven't even started

inputting yet.

My assistant got really

mucked up by the last

lT personnel l had.

We we'll be fine.

So, how are you settling in?

Very well.

l love it.

You're all so talented.

l find your work inspiring.

Don't look at this then.

Tight deadline?

Yes. My clients,

the mighty Quinns',

have changed their minds again.

They've decided they need

a music room

by yesterday.

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