This dark, modern-day fairy tale, played out against the lush beauty of the English countryside, is veteran producer Jeremy Thomas's directing debut. The unhappy son of wealth and privilege, man-child Bobby Platt (Christian Bale) has
never fully recovered from a childhood car accident that left him slightly brain-damaged. His mother's premature death leaves the impulsive, animal-loving Bobby at the mercy of his brutal stepfather, Bernard DeWinter (Daniel Benzali); faced with the prospect of being sent to a mental hospital
unless he gives up his rights to the family business, Bobby flees the London mansion he's always called home. Through the kindness of strangers, ...