Down Came a Blackbird (1995)

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Helen McNulty is a journalist struggling to regain control of her life a year after she was abducted and tortured in Central America. She goes to a clinic for survivors of torture, where ... See full summary »

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12 December 2008 | tristanrobin
just watched this on cable...
This is one tough, searing, emotional roller coaster. Excellent film which should have received much more attention. I didn't even know it existed, and just happened to run across it while searching movies being shown today.

Raul Julia (as usual) gives an honest and truthful performance.

Of course, Vanessa Redgrave is enchanting and engrossing ... certainly not a surprise. But she does a lot to keep a very very dark story from being sunk into a black hole of pathos.

This is not an easy film to sit through - but a must for those who are interested in a character's journey.

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