Black Field is a Canadian film, but it’s not half bad. Bleak and dark, but it does have a happy ending.
Two Scottish sisters, Maggie and Rose, live alone on an isolated Canada farm after their parents and brother die. A Frenchman appears named David La Touche. He asks to stay a couple of nights while his horse rests, but Rose senses something wrong about him. He appears to leave, but really moves into the barn and starts a sexual relationship with Rose who is only 14 years old. Rose has led a pampered life. Maggie shoulders the burden of the farm while Rose lays around all day dreaming of princes and castles. 😉
When Maggie realizes David is having sex with her fourteen year-old sister, she orders him to leave. In the morning, he’s gone, but he’s taken Rose with him. That sets Maggie off on a journey to find her sister and the man who is not who he appears to be.
In the synopsis for this film it says this is a love triangle. It is not. Maggie has raised Rose so she is more like a child than a sister and Maggie is not in love with David. She only temporarily placates him so she can disentangle Rose from his clutches. I would also not call the relationship between Rose and David a love story. When David thinks Maggie is interested in him, he drops Rose like a hot potato. That’s not love. That’s manipulation.
7 out of 10 stars.
I loved the ending. As far as I’m concerned, a great ending is where everyone gets what they deserve.
Reviewed by Betsy.