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70-80s Suspense Period Movie Based In A New England Town - melancholy galore. There's a girl assaulted in a white dress (The assailant is brought to justice by the townspeople), and a boy bullied by his peers. A scene depicts him running across frozen water to avoid them, as they throw rocks.

I saw this movie while on a cruise and was blown away with how dark and brooding it was. ...The scenes in it really disturbed me. ...I remember the movie as being a sort of period-looking film of what I believe was a north-eastern (US) fishing community.

Notable moments:

1- Girl (center of hope and light for the town) in a white dress is sexually assaulted by a mayor-type character by a creek. Her dress is left blood stained and she is left to try and clean her dress in the creek to hide her shame. ... Later (in an act of mercy by the director) we see that same mayor-type character restrained in an old mansion where the townspeople take revenge for what he's done. Castration I recall was implied.

2- I recall that there was a boy of focus that seemed to be waiting for his father or someone to come in on a boat. - This boy was bullied by his peers and there is a troubling night scene where these bullies chase him out and onto frozen water before throwing rocks at him to try and get the ice to break. - As he escapes he notices a ship coming in and ponders if it's his father.

That's all I can really recall, but I've been really curious to learn more about the movie... If I could ever just figure out what it is. ...Very melancholy, and dark. --- Thanks, Q
asked Jan 6, 2016 in Name That Movie by Quincy (1 point)