William Oldroyd directs this British drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov's novel. Set in the remote English countryside, the story follows teenage bride Katherine (Florence Pugh) as she is forced to marry shady mining boss Alexander (Paul Hilton). Deeply unhappy with her new situation, Katherine soon finds an escape in the form of servant Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis) and the pair begin having an affair. However, when Alexander learns of her betrayal and reacts violently, Katherine and Sebastian are forced to take matters into their own hands in an attempt to get some retribution of their own. The cast also includes Bill Fellows, Christopher Fairbank and Fleur Houdijk.
***** The Guardian - 'Brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic.'
***** The Telegraph - 'Lusty, jaw-droppingly amoral bodice ripper.'
**** The Independent - 'Like a cross between Wuthering Heights and The Postman Always Rings Twice.'
***** Den of Geek - 'Twisting between vestal purity and mirthless psychotic, (Florence) Pugh delivers a pristine self-assured character study well beyond her years.