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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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Charles Bremer
Alyson Best ...
Lisa
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David
Sarah Walker ...
Jane
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Art Teacher
Bob Ellis ...
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Barry Dickins ...
Postman
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Coppershop Man
Victoria Eagger ...
Angela
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James Stratford ...
Young Charles
Eileen Joyce ...
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Marianne Baillieu ...
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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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Charles Bremer: Some people are so helpless in this world. Some are so alone.
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Sweet Flowers
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A middle-aged man is unable to have relationships with women, apparently a byproduct of his strict upbringing we learn via flashbacks. It is by turns provocative, funny, and pretentious, but always interesting and definitely quirky. Kaye is well cast as the man-child in search of beauty while Best is lovely as one of the objects of his affection. Among the amusing characters are the philosophical postman and Best's hack artist boyfriend. Cox directs with a sense of freshness, helped considerably by the ever-present music from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor." The flashback scenes of Kaye's childhood are tinged with Oedipal feelings, simultaneously sad and erotic.


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