2001

Tilda Swinton stars as a mother who will stop at nothing to shield her son from a murder investigation after she finds the dead body of his gay lover on a lakeside beach.

The Deep End

In the comfort of a seemingly ordinary life, Tilda Swinton brings to the fore a sense of isolation as Margaret Hall, a lonely Lake Tahoe housewife whose naval officer husband spends months at sea on an aircraft carrier. In his absence, Margaret does her best to do right by her family, no matter what. Margaret's routine has always included solving one emergency after another with quick decision. So when her eldest son Beau's lover washers up on the beachfront in front of their house, she does the only thing an unflinchingly devoted mother could: she hides the body to protect her son. Unexpectedly, in the aftermath of this desperate act, emerges Alek Spera (Goran Visnjic), who knows about the death and the secret life of her son. What begins as a riveting cat-and-mouse game soon turns into a haunting love story with self-sacrifice at its center. For, as Margaret attempts to dodge blackmail, the law and even the questions of her family, she herself becomes exposed.

Release Date:

2001