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Stewart Main, Peter Wells

Desperate Remedies

Edition 1993
93' - 1992 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Stewart Main, Peter Wells Composer: Peter Scholes With: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Cliff Curtis, Michael Hurst
An extravagant, opulent and mostly enjoyable exercise in high camp, Desperate Remedies has 'cult item' written all over it. Set in a mythical colonial seaport during the 19th century where Dorothea, an elegantly beautiful draper who likes to dress entirely in scarlet, lives with her assistant, Anne, and worries about her young sister, Rose, addicted to opium thanks to a liaison with the sinister Fraser. Dorothea hires a handsome, penniless immigrant, Lawrence, to seduce Rose away from Fraser; instead Lawrence falls for Dorothea... (Variety)

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Credits

Director

Stewart Main, Peter Wells

Composer

Peter Scholes

With

Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Cliff Curtis, Michael Hurst

Scenario

Stewart Main, Peter Wells

Director of Photography

Leon Narbey

Editor

David Coulson

Producer

James Wallace

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

New Zealand

Year

1992

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