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Cold Heaven is a film, released in 1991, which was directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film score was by Stanley Myers.[1] The screenplay, by Allan Scott, is based on a novel of the same name by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore, which was published in 1983.

Cold Heaven
Directed byNicolas Roeg
Produced byAmanda DiGiulio
Jonathan D. Krane
Jack Schwartzman
Allan Scott
Eric Parkinson
Screenplay byAllan Scott
Based onCold Heaven by Brian Moore
Music byStanley Myers
CinematographyFrancis Kenny
Edited byTony Lawson
Release date
13 September 1991 (Toronto International Film Festival, Canada); 29 May 1992 (USA)
CountryUnited States



The plot concerns a lapsed Catholic, Marie Davenport (played by Theresa Russell), who is about to leave her husband Alex (played by Mark Harmon) for her lover, Daniel (played by James Russo), when Alex is apparently killed in a boating accident and then seems to have risen from the dead. The film deals with Marie's dilemma in confronting this apparent miracle.


Critical reviewEdit

Time Out said that "Sadly, for all its technical brilliance and narrative assurance, the film's climactic scenes require an act of faith that no film-maker – Christian, agnostic or atheist – has any right to ask".[2]

Neil Sinyard in Reference Guide to British and Irish Film Directors described it as "disappointing... unusually dour and dry in its treatment of guilt and paranoia".[3]


  1. ^ "Stanley Myers: Cold Heaven, film score". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Cold Heaven". Time Out. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  3. ^ Sinyard, Neil. "Roeg, Nicolas (1928– )". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 8 April 2013.

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