October Gale

Synopsis: A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
Director(s): Ruba Nadda
Production: IFC Films
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.2
Metacritic:
48
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
UNRATED
Year:
2014
91 min
Website
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[OPENING THEME MUSIC]

[LAPPING WAVES]

[KEYS JANGLING]

[SIGH]

[LAPPING WAVES]

HELEN:
If I leave now,

I'll beat the traffic.

HENRY:
There's nobody up there.

HELEN:
I called yesterday and

told Ed to get the boat out.

Stop worrying.

HENRY:
What about your patients?

HELEN:
Robert is covering them.

HENRY:
For how long?

HELEN:
I don't know.

HENRY:
You've never opened the

cottage before. Let me come.

Let me help you.

HELEN:
I don't want your help.

I wouldn't mind the challenge.

HENRY:
I'm worried about you.

You bulldozed Dad's garden.

I would've taken care of it.

HELEN:
The garden was

young when I was young

and old when I was old

and will die when I die.

His words.

You know I hate long goodbyes.

I'll be fine.

I have to do this alone.

Oh, Henry.

Don't forget to feed his fish.

[EXHALE]

[LAPPING WAVES]

HELEN:
Hey, Henry.

No, it's okay. I

told you I'd call.

Well, everything's fine.

Yeah.

Well, blown fuse.

No, flood lights.

Hey, didn't your father have

someone clean out the chimney

last year?

Yeah, that's what I thought. No, calm down.

I'm not on the roof.

No.

I've got to get

the fire started.

I'll call you later.

I'm alright.

[PHONE BEEP]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[EXHALE]

[BIRD CAWING]

JAMES:
Want me to

read aloud to you?

HELEN:
Okay.

JAMES:
When he awoke

at daylight again,

there'd be no storm.

Morning was bright,

and clean-smelling...

and cool.

There was no sign

of Wirt Sewell.

JAMES:
Sorry, I'm going to have to

put that gum in your belly-button

for a second, thank you.

JAMES:
Nor could Gault discover

any evidence to suggest that the

lanky express agent

had been there at all.

JAMES:
You're not

even into this.

HELEN:
Yeah I am, I'm listening,

I'm listening, I love this.

JAMES:
What's the

name of the book?

What's the name of the book?

HELEN:
The Son of--

It's The Son of...

JAMES:
[LAUGHING]

HELEN:
It's Clifton Adams.

It's Clifton James...

JAMES:
No. You got

one thing right.

HELEN:
[HEAVY BREATHS]

JAMES:
Do you want to be healed

or be a big sissy about it?

HELEN:
Like I'm not the sissy.

JAMES:
I'll still be gentle.

Look, that's good, right.

HELEN:
That's nice.

Oh, that's- Ow, ow!

HELEN:
[LAUGHING]

HELEN:
Ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow!

JAMES:
What do

you want to play?

HELEN:
I've got-

Oh, I dislike you.

Give me that.

JAMES:
You want to take a drag?

HELEN:
[LAUGHING]

HELEN:
[HEAVY BREATHS]

[PIANO MUSIC]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[FEMALE SINGER]:
Never

win and never lose

There's nothing

much to choose

Between the right and wrong

Nothing lost and

nothing gained

Still things aren't

quite the same

Between you and me

[BOAT MOTOR STARTS]

I keep a close watch

on this heart of mine

I keep a close watch

on this heart of mine

[BOAT MOTOR THROTTLES UP]

I still hear your

voice at night

When I turn out the light

And try to settle down

But there is

nothing I can do

'Cause I can't

live without you

Any way at all

I keep a close watch

on this heart of mine

I keep a close watch

on this heart of mine

I keep a close watch

on this heart of mine

Hoo, hoo...

[BOAT MOTOR]

[BOAT MOTOR SPUTTERS OUT]

[LAPPING WAVES]

HELEN:
Shit.

It's Helen. Helen Matthews.

Over.

ED:
Hey, Helen, what are you

doing up so early? Over.

HELEN:
Ed, I'm having

engine trouble.

I'm two clicks away

from the marina.

Just off Guthrie Point. Over.

ED:
I'll be right out, Helen.

Over.

HELEN:
Okay.

[BOAT MOTOR]

ED:
Henry's not up yet?

HELEN:
Uh, no. He's

back in Toronto.

He'll probably be

up in a month or so.

ED:
How long are you

planning to stay?

HELEN:
Not sure.

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Ruba Nadda

Ruba Nadda (born 6 December 1972) is a Canadian film director. She made several award-winning short films, including Lost Woman Story, Interstate Love Story, So Far Gone and Damascus Nights before writing and directing features I Always Come to You, Unsettled and Sabah. Her movie Cairo Time won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was Best Reviewed Romance on Rotten Tomatoes for 2010. She is known for shooting feature films in very short time spans. more…

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