The Cry of the Owl


1h 40m 2010

Brief Synopsis

A troubled young man, Robert, leaves the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He finds respite from his problems by secretly watching the normal domestic life of a woman he doesn't know through her kitchen window. When Jenny catches Robert in the act, she doesn't call the po

Film Details

Also Known As
Cry of the Owl, Der Schrei der Eule, Le cri du hibou, Schrei der Eule, Der, cri du hibou, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Bbc Films; Mact Productions; Studio Hamburg Gmbh
Distribution Company
Ctv International; Gulf Film, Llc; Myriad Pictures; Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

A troubled young man, Robert, leaves the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He finds respite from his problems by secretly watching the normal domestic life of a woman he doesn't know through her kitchen window. When Jenny catches Robert in the act, she doesn't call the police. Instead she starts an affair with him, which has dire consequences when her boyfriend Greg finds out. Immediately suspicious of Robert, Greg makes it his mission to destroy him. But when a fight leaves Greg unconscious and missing, Robert discovers he is the number one suspect in a murder case that is slowly beginning to look like the ultimate set-up.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cry of the Owl, Der Schrei der Eule, Le cri du hibou, Schrei der Eule, Der, cri du hibou, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Bbc Films; Mact Productions; Studio Hamburg Gmbh
Distribution Company
Ctv International; Gulf Film, Llc; Myriad Pictures; Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 12, 2010

Based on the novel "The Cry of the Owl" written by Patricia Highsmith and published by Harper in 1962. The novel was adapted to film once before as "The Cry of the Owl" (France/1987) written and directed by Claude Chabrol.

Sarah Polley was previously attached to star.

Released in United States Spring March 12, 2010