Swept From the Sea


1h 55m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Yanko Gooral, a shipwrecked Ukranian sailor, washes ashore as the sole survivor of ill-managed ship up-ended during a storm. It's 19th century England and Gooral is on his way to America. Struggling across the moors, he comes across New Barns Farm where Amy Foster works as a servant to the Smith fam

Film Details

Also Known As
Amy Foster, Au Coeur de la Tourmente
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
1st Unit Caterers; Abbey Road Studios; Afm Lighting; Angels the Costumiers; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; British Screen Finance; Cineimage; Corbett & Keene; Framestore Cfc; Mattes & Miniatures; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing/TriStar Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; StudioCanal; Tristar Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Yanko Gooral, a shipwrecked Ukranian sailor, washes ashore as the sole survivor of ill-managed ship up-ended during a storm. It's 19th century England and Gooral is on his way to America. Struggling across the moors, he comes across New Barns Farm where Amy Foster works as a servant to the Smith family. Shocked by his accent and manners, the villagers brand him an escaped lunatic and he must seek shelter in the Smith's woodshed. Amy finds him, cleans his wounds, and brings food and water. After he recovers, the village puts him to work cleaning up the dead bodies that have washed ashore until Dr. Kennedy points out the horror they are inflicting on the poor man. Communicating through the universal language of chess, Kennedy discovers Gooral's intelligence and a friendship begins to develop. Amy and Yanko begin a courtship against the wishes of the community and decide to marry. After the birth of their son, happiness seems assured until, in a moment of great need, the town rejects them yet again.

Crew

Lucy Allen

Stunt Performer

Terry Apsey

Construction Manager

Jan Archibald

Chief Hairdresser

Tim Aslam

Assistant Costume Designer

Ken Barley

Other

John Barry

Music; Music Composer And Conductor

John Barry

Score Producer

Ray Bateman

Generator Operator

Cilla Beirne

Conforming Editor

Amanda Bernstein

Assistant Art Director

Larry Blanford

Aerial Cameraman (2nd Unit)

James Bloom

Other

Bob Blues

Supervising Production Accountant

Chinna Boapeah

Boom Operator

Paul Boase

Wrangler

Peter Bond

Sound Editor

Alison Boon

Wrangler

David Bouchier

Special Thanks

Billy Bridge

Standby Props

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor

Lucy Bristow

Other

David Bryant

Other

Sandra Butterworth

Dialogue Coach

Christine Campbell

Associate Editor

Chris Carreras

1st Assistant Director

Clinton Cavers

Supervising Art Director

Kevin Chamberlain

Catering Manager

Andy Clayton

Location Manager

Stephen Cleary

Special Thanks

John Cochrane

Dialogue Editor

Joseph Conrad

From Short Story ("Amy Foster")

Natasha Coombs

Other

Trevor Coop

Camera Operator

Jim Cornish

Storyboard Artist

Samantha Crouch

Wardrobe Assistant

Gary Cumbes

Other

Bill Darby

Location Manager

Gordon Davies

Cashier

James Davis

Special Effects Technician

Ron Davis

Sound Editor

Ron Davis

Sound Editor

Patsy Delord

Production Coordinator

Devon Dickson

Associate Producer

Martin Duncan

Gaffer

Shani Duncan

Other

Martin Evans

Supervising Sound Editor

Terry Forrestal

Stunt Coordinator/Performer

Michael Foster

Special Thanks

Alison Golding

Assistant Choreography

Ciara Gormley

Other

Simon Gosling

Assistant (To Polly Tapson & Charles Steel)

Robert Grayson

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Rhian Griffiths

Production Assistant

Mark Haddenham

Special Effects Technician

Danielle Harrigan

Assistant (To Beeban Kidron)

Brian Harris

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Caroline Harris

Costume Designer

Mick Hart

Wrangler

Bob Hathaway

Music Editor

John Hayward

Re-Recording Mixer

Brian Henry

Standby Props

Ian Hickinbotham

Post-Production Supervisor

Teresa Hidalgo

Assistant Location Manager

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialogue Coach

Jacky Holding

Assistant Accountant

Simon Holland

Production Designer

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Philip Honey

Other

Stuart Hopps

Choreography

Helen Ingram

Costume Maker

Daniel John

Production Assistant

Michelle Kass

Special Thanks

Debbie Kaye

Other

Sara Keene

Unit Publicist

Sophie Kent

Assistant (To Garth Thomas)

Beverley Keogh

Extras Casting (Yorkshire)

Beeban Kidron

Producer

Amanda Knight

Chief Makeup Artist

Clif Kohlweck

Supervising Music Editor

Vladimir Kondratyuk

Dance Double (For Vincent Perez)

Rolf Konow

Still Photographer

Cliff Lanning

2nd Assistant Director

Daniel Laurie

Assistant Sound Editor

Karina Lawson

Production Assistant

Charles Leatherland

Other

James Lee

Special Thanks

Phil Lonergan

Stunt Performer

Ian Lowe

Special Effects Technician

Keith Lowes

Conforming Editor

Roz Lowrie

Digital Effects Editor

Tony Lucken

Stunt Performer

Tom Lucy

Stunt Coordinator/Performer

Alex Mackie

Editor

Mike Malik

Props Master

Candy Marlowe

Extras Casting (Cornwall)

Nicola Matthews

Other

David Maund

Other

Sean Mccabe

Stunt Performer

Joanna Mcclaren

Stunt Performer

Cameron Mccracken

Special Thanks

John Mcgregor

Chargehand Carpenter

Leisha Melnyk

Ukrainian Dialogue Coach (2nd Unit)

Anthony Mitchell

Other

Andrew Mondshein

Editor

Ken Monger

Best Boy

Peter Munt

Wrangler

Peter Myslowski

Key Camera Grip

Paul New

Supervising Carpenter

Christine Newell

Assistant Foley Editor

John Newvell

Other

Ron Newvell

Other

Alison O'brien

Digital Effects Producer

Chris Panton

Digital Compositing And Matte Artist

Simon Perry

Special Thanks

Jan Pester

Additional Photography/Steadicam (2nd Unit)

Dick Pope

Director Of Photography

Andy Prior

Casting

Trefor Proud

Makeup Artist

Julian Pryce

2nd Assistant Editor

Andy Pryor

Casting

Sarah Raines

Assistant Conforming Editor

John Richards

Music Engineer

George S Richardson

Sound Recordist

Arwel Roberts

Westcam Technician (2nd Unit)

Mari Roberts

Art Department Trainee

Shirley Robinson

Set Dresser

Seon Rogers

Stunt Performer

Richard Romain

Wrangler

Neesh Ruben

Set Decorator

Christian Rutherford

Line Music Fixer

Astrid Schikorra

Hairdresser

Marco Scotti

Wardrobe Supervisor

Georgina Season

Wardrobe Assistant

Dave Shillingford

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Tony Smart

Stunt Performer

Claire Sparksman

Assistant (To Beeban Kidron)

Steven Speed

Assistant Choreography

Simon Starling

Other

Adrain Start

Other

Jim Statchini

Supervising Stagehand

Charles Steele

Producer

Gail Stevens

Casting

Adam Sykes

Sound Assistant

Guy Tannahill

Production Supervisor

Guy Tannahill

Unit Production Supervisor

Polly Tapson

Producer

Garth Thomas

Executive Producer

Geoffrey Thomas

Camera Trainee

Nick Thomas

Assistant Props Master

Gordon Toms

Art Director

John Vanderpool

Special Effects

Paul Williamson

Supervising Carpenter

Tim Willocks

Executive Producer

Tim Willocks

Screenwriter

Kate Wilson

Special Thanks

Beverley Winston

Script Supervisor

Brian Winterborn

Set Dresser

Film Details

Also Known As
Amy Foster, Au Coeur de la Tourmente
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
1st Unit Caterers; Abbey Road Studios; Afm Lighting; Angels the Costumiers; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; British Screen Finance; Cineimage; Corbett & Keene; Framestore Cfc; Mattes & Miniatures; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing/TriStar Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; StudioCanal; Tristar Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States January 23, 1998

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States on Video July 14, 1998

Released in United States Winter January 23, 1998

Shown at Dinard British Film Festival in France (out of competition) October 2-5, 1997.

Began shooting September 2, 1996.

Completed shooting November 22, 1996.

Limited Release in United States January 23, 1998

Released in United States Winter January 23, 1998

Released in United States on Video July 14, 1998

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 23-30, 1997)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Dinard British Film Festival in France (out of competition) October 2-5, 1997.)