Dancing in the Dark (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Feminist Film, Marriage Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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The present unfolds along with scenes from the past in this intense psychological drama about Edna (Martha Henry), a woman in the hospital who each day writes down her memories. Edna cannot (or will not) talk to her doctor, and nurses have to take care of her ordinary needs, including making her eat when meals arrive. Edna's stark hospital surroundings give way to the bright colors of her homelife as her memories surface while she writes. She is a devoted housewife, an excellent cook, and in love with her husband. Her husband Harry (Neil Munro) often compliments her on her cooking, fills their conversations with his life at work, and they seem quite normal if perhaps a little boring. But then something happens that will change Edna's attitude toward herself, resulting in a hospital stay, and her stubborn unwillingness to talk.

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homemaker, mental-breakdown, extramarital-affair, murder