15 certificateAsylum is a Film programme that first aired in 2005 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Asylum is a 3 star programme


Asylum (2005)

Directed by
David Mackenzie

There's a dark and sinister triangle of intrigue in this unusual thriller. Natasha Richardson plays Stella, an attractive woman who's married to a very dull, boring psychologist. He works in a maximum-security psychiatric hospital, and his wife is so bored that she embarks on a risky and dangerous affair with Edgar, a handsome inmate - not realising that he is completely and violently insane. Unbeknown to Stella, her affair is being manipulated by the slimy, ambitious and deeply unpleasant Dr Cleave, played by the excellent Ian McKellen. All forming part of his dastardly plan, Dr Cleave is unaware that in plotting Stella's downfall he is involving himself in a sinister and dangerous situation that's potentially very explosive...

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2005

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK/Ireland

Filmed in Colour


Image for Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson...Stella Raphael
Image for Hugh BonnevilleHugh Bonneville...Max Raphael
Gus Lewis...Charlie Raphael
Image for Ian McKellenIan McKellen...Dr. Peter Cleave
Joss Ackland...Jack Straffen
Wanda Ventham...Bridie Straffen
Sara Thurston...Mrs. Rose
Alwyne Taylor...Monica
Maria Aitken...Claudia Greene
Hazel Douglas...Lilly
Anna Keaveney...Mrs. Bain
Marton Csokas...Edgar Stark
Robert Willox...John Archer
Image for Judy ParfittJudy Parfitt...Brenda Raphael
Sean Harris...Nick