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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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Marge Hills
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Sugar Hills
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Neville Gifford
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Archie
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Ned Hopper
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Mr. Fielding
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Rosie Gibbs
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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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The storm happened inside her.

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Rachel Ward is incredible
14 December 2003 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

Rachel Ward gives an incredible performance in this movie of a woman so obsessed with a man, that she slowly loses all dignity and her standing in the community. This is a powerful movie but could have been much better if the scene where she sleeps with her husbands brother in the beginning was left out. I really think the movie could be improved if that scene, which has nothing to do with the events that follow, could be edited out. That scene makes Ward's character seem to be a sleaze and only hurts the main story. If you can fast forward through that, you will see a well respected woman who loses everything in pursuit of a real jerk. Oh, how truthful this film is.


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