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Meridian (1990)

R | | Horror | Video 13 April 1990
Two American students go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she's inherited her father's castle. When the restorer visits ... See full summary »

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Catherine
Malcolm Jamieson ...
Lawrence / Oliver
Charlie Spradling ...
Gina (as Charlie)
Hilary Mason ...
Martha
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Priest
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Beast
Vito Passeri ...
Adriana
Angelo de Bianchi ...
Lunatic Man
Mohamed Badrsalem ...
Strong Man (as Salem Badr)
Walter Colombaioni ...
Fire Eater
Nashira ...
Belly Dancer
Gianluca Tramboni ...
Boy
Fernando Cerulli ...
Master
Isabella Celani ...
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Two American students go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she's inherited her father's castle. When the restorer visits her friend at the castle, they invite the players of a traveling sideshow to dinner, and are slipped drugs, leading to an orgy of abandon. The woman who owns the castle keeps having visions of a young woman who has been stabbed in the castle. After talking to her nanny, she finds that the "vision" woman is her father's sister, who was murdered brutally as the consequence of a 15th Century curse put on her family, and that she is the next in line, and the troupe they have entertained is a part of the curse. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Seduced by something less than human. In love with something more. See more »

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Meridian: Kiss of the Beast  »

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Atmospheric, but slow
20 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first half hour or so is entertaining, but it tends to shift around from there. It oscillates between interesting and boring.

Meridian is a beautiful movie, and it contains some of the most beautiful actresses I have ever seen. Meridian maintains a dreamy elegance throughout its length and rarely fails at that.

The settings, music, and sequences successfully convey an ethereal world. Despite a few slightly unsettling carnal scenes, Meridian is a pretty romantic movie that may move you. This may be true, if you believe in soul mates, or finding a true love. I was hopelessly in love when I saw this 10 years ago, so it kind of was on the same wavelength as me.


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