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Man of Flowers (1983)

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An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Kaye ...
Charles Bremer
Alyson Best ...
Lisa
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David
Sarah Walker ...
Jane
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Art Teacher
Bob Ellis ...
Psychiatrist
Barry Dickins ...
Postman
Patrick Cook ...
Coppershop Man
Victoria Eagger ...
Angela
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The Father
Hilary Kelly ...
Mother
James Stratford ...
Young Charles
Eileen Joyce ...
Aunt
Marianne Baillieu ...
Aunt
Lirit Bilu ...
Florist
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An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress.

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22 September 1983 (Australia)  »

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Charles Bremer: Some people are so helpless in this world. Some are so alone.
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the music of loneliness
17 October 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

In my language, there's a different word for erotic and non-erotic love. English has just one word for the two. And Charles, the main character in this story, doesn't even make a distinction. The attraction he feels to flowers or classical music is erotic, as is his attachment to his mother; at the same time, he's unable to consummate a sexual relationship. He's a profoundly lonely person, who writes letters to himself and buys 'human relationships' in the form of a doctor or a stripper to whom he hardly talks. Lisa, in turn, is just as lonely: her boyfriend hardly talks to her, only takes her money to spend on drugs. This film is about the isolation of modern people, the impossibility to create relationships. Charles sublimates this longing into a fondness for all art and beauty, others escape into drugs or pointless 'creation'. And the question arises: why am I watching this film? What am I substituting with it?


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