Artemis 81 (1981)

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Avg Rating: 3.5 / 5. Voted: 13

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Directed by: Alastair Reid
Starring: Hywel Bennett (Gideon), Dan O’Herlihy (Von Drachenfels), Dinah Stabb (Gwen), Sting (Helith), Roland Curram (Azrael)
Country: UK
Language: English
Runtime: 03:00:13
Genres: Surreal, Mystery, Occult

Plot – Spoilers:
Gideon, a British writer of paranormal fiction is intrigued by several cases of suicides that have occurred closely together. It interests him even more when he realizes the victims all returned together from Denmark by ship – the passengers include his girlfriend Gwen. Gwen is a musician who admires the renowned but weird organist Von Drachenfels whom she met during her journey by ship. He’d invited her over to his country lodge and when she goes over along with Gideon, things get more bizarre, which further intrigues the writer in Gideon that’s always on the prowl for such stories.

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David Pike
David Pike
May 2, 2021 1:24 am

Things were made differently in 1981. This is a slow burning cerebral drama that gets to you in subtle ways. probably a 6 episode / 30 min TV serial that is put together for this 3 hour ‘film’. Some lovely views of the UK.

December 6, 2020 10:47 pm

I would put money on it ,that whoever made this for the
BBC also was behind the 70′ s sci fi series ‘ The Tomorrow People’ in fact the female musician with the short hair I’ m sure was in it…If anyone is interested in architecture that huge cathedral is the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral & it’s possible to climb up inside that he’ll tower ,done so many times .Where the woman lives …most definitely that is next to John Lennon’ s old flat in Gambier Terrace ,we lived in his flat many years ago and I.recognised that view anywhere .

December 6, 2020 9:45 pm

Where do we lost requests please?? Huge thanks I’ve greatly enjoyed your site..I.probably avoid certain genres but you’ve got some great underground films here x

Tom Westhead
Tom Westhead
July 29, 2020 1:17 pm

Don’t bother this is a steaming pile of BOREDOM!