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F-0242

Title:

Oscar and Lucinda

Category:

S

Produced:

1997

Country:

USA / Australia / UK

Released:

Film: Dec 1997 (USA)
DVD: Jan 2005
VHS: May 1998; Jun 1998
Soundtrack: Dec 1997 (CD)

Director:

Gillian Armstrong

Writer:

Peter Carey (novel); Laura Jones (screenplay)

Actors:

Ralph Fiennes (Oscar Hopkins); Cate Blanchett (Lucinda Leplastrier); Ciarán Hinds (Reverend Dennis Hasset - as Ciaran Hinds); Tom Wilkinson (Hugh Stratton); Richard Roxburgh (Mr. Jeffries); Clive Russell (Theophilus); Bille Brown (Percy Smith); Josephine Byrnes (Miriam Chadwick); Barnaby Kay (Wardley-Fish); Barry Otto (Jimmy D'Abbs); Linda Bassett (Betty Stratton); Geoffrey Rush (Narrator - voice); Polly Cheshire (Young Lucinda); Gillian Jones (Elizabeth Leplastrier); Robert Menzies (Abel Leplastrier)

Description:

In mid-1800's England, Oscar (Ralph Fiennes) is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him through a sign to leave his father and his faith and join the Church of England. Lucinda (Cate Blanchett) is a teenaged Australian heiress who has an almost desperate desire to liberate her sex from the confines of the male-dominated culture of the Australia of that time. She buys a glass factory and has a dream of building a church made almost entirely of glass, and then transporting it to the Australian Outback. Oscar and Lucinda meet on a ship going to Australia; once there, they are for different reasons ostracized from society, and as a result "join forces" together. Oscar and Lucinda are both passionate gamblers, and Lucinda bets Oscar her entire inheritance that he cannot transport the glass church to the Outback safely. Oscar accepts her wager, and this leads to the events that will change both their lives forever. (M.E. Nelson)

Oscar (Fiennes) is a priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda (Blanchett) is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies society's rules. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their lives are changed forever. (Amazon.com)

Language:

English, French

TT:

132 min (Film, DVD) / 133 (VHS)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Motet Lobet die Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
Rochester Motettenchoir/Capella Fidicinia Leipzig
Courtesy of Capriccio Digital

Format:

Film: Color, Dolby Digital
DVD: (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Region 1)
VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC) | (PAL)
Soundtrack: CD

Company:

Film: Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC); Dalton Films; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Meridian Films; New South Wales Film & Television Office
DVD: 20th Century Fox
VHS: Fox Home Entertainment
Soundtrack: Sony [CD]

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL]
Soundtrack: Amazon.com [CD]

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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