Helena Bonham Carter as the town tramp: If that strikes you as a bit of stretch, you may also have some trouble with the running time of Canadian director Mort Ransen's film about life in a small mining town. Bonham Carter stars as Margaret, the runny-nosed misfit of
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, a sooty hamlet whose men make their livings -- and more often than not meet their deaths -- in the coal mines. Margaret has already lost both her father and older brother in a mining accident, so when she's courted by drifter Neil (Clive Russell), who's devoted himself to
preserving the region's Celtic heritage, he must first promise to never take a job with the "company," neve...