UK drama Too Close starring Emily Watson as forensic psychiatrist who has to assess a woman accused, but who can’t remember a thing, gets a Free to Air premiere.
Also featuring Denise Gough, the 3 part drama previously screened on Foxtel and in the UK a year ago.
Too Close is about a powerful – but dangerous – closeness between two women. It stars Emily Watson as dedicated forensic psychiatrist, Emma Robertson, who is assigned to work with Connie Mortensen (Denise Gough), a wife and mother accused of a despicable crime. Her assessment of the ‘yummy mummy monster’s’ sanity will determine whether Connie faces life in jail, life in a secure psychiatric hospital, or the chance of rehabilitation and release.
Emma hopes that the high-profile case will make her career, but her sessions with Connie quickly become a complex psychological game of cat and mouse with confusing sexual undercurrents. Connie has a searing insight into Emma’s insecurities and brutally exploits them. It isn’t clear whether she is hoping to manipulate Emma to gain her
freedom, or simply toying with Emma for her own entertainment, as she probes into Emma’s own dark past. Emma gradually starts to understand what drove Connie to her crime, but it also seems that she may be getting too close to a woman who is beyond redemption – can Emma see to it that justice is done without destroying herself in the
Wednesday, 27 July at 9.30pm on SBS.
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