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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant as it was written specifically for the lead actress, Sheila Florance, who was in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Florance ...
Martha
Gosia Dobrowolska ...
Anna
Norman Kaye ...
Billy
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Jonathan
Ernie Gray ...
Peter (as Ernest Gray)
Myrtle Woods ...
Miss Inchley
Bruce Myles ...
Con 1
Alex Menglet ...
Con 2
François Bernard ...
Neighbor
Manuel Bachet ...
Neighbor
Monica Maughan ...
Billy's daughter
Max Gillies ...
Billy's son-in-law
Tony Llewellyn-Jones ...
Celebrant
David Reid ...
Don
Dawn Klingberg ...
Don's wife
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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant as it was written specifically for the lead actress, Sheila Florance, who was in fact dying of cancer as she created what is essentially a self-portrait. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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australia | independent film

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26 September 1991 (Australia)  »

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Egy asszony meséje  »

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$405,137 (USA)
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The relatively limited budget for the film prompted director Paul Cox to order his Continuity department to stop taking Polaroid photographs, as the project could not withstand the expense. See more »

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As Beautiful and Moving as You'll Ever See
25 September 2002 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the greatest of all times, along with Chushingura, The Burmese Harp, Ken Russell's 'Women In Love' and the Aussie Movie, 'Bliss'(not american version).... Moves you and makes me glad to be alive, great acting, great film techniques, shows don't need a big budget to make a beautiful film above the crap from Hollywood.


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