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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
"The Umbrella Woman" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 May 1987 (USA)
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.



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Sonny Hills
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Ned Hopper
Carole Skinner ...
Mrs. Gibson
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
Mrs. Jackson
Barry Hill ...
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Mrs. Fielding
Helen Jones ...
Rosie Gibbs
Lisa Hensley ...
May Howlett ...
Mrs. Carmichael
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

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14 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)

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truth of the human being
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw the second half of this movie on cable starting from the point where Sam Neil came into town. Then the next day i caught the second half again. The story and the truth it brought to me was captivating. It brought many things to my mind. besides that it reminded me of many things it was all very atractivly shot with beutifull powerfull actors/actresses.

i noticed there is only one comment in 3 years about this film and feeling so strongly about it i worte this. I have noticed many have though nothing of this film. though it fake or a physcolical atempt at "showing us something" "being something" but i belive these peoples life expereance has not agreed with the content and for that reason they do not like it. It has seemed very real to me. Although the style of acting in many ways is more like stage acting and carried more by the writers ideas then by the "relisim" of the actors themselvs. But what true ideas the writer has shown us!

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