The beautiful Hebe has been cast out by her family after a teenage pregnancy to a masked stranger during a fiesta in Italy. She makes ends meet and pays for her son's school fees by cooking... See full summary »

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Hebe Rutter
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Jim Huxtable
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Bernard Quigley
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Mungo Duff
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Louisa Fox
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Julian Reeves
Brenda Bruce ...
Amy Tremayne
Tom Beasley ...
Silas Rutter
Richard Huw ...
Rory Grant
Abigail McKern ...
Hannah Krull
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Terry
Dilys Hamlett ...
Lucy Duff
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Alison Duff
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Jennifer Reeves
Richard Mathews ...
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The beautiful Hebe has been cast out by her family after a teenage pregnancy to a masked stranger during a fiesta in Italy. She makes ends meet and pays for her son's school fees by cooking for old ladies and sleeping with a small syndicate of adoring men (the "peacocks" of the title - from Greek mythology). The story revolves around Hebe, her "clients" and their families, and set against a backdrop of village life in South-West England. There is a sub-theme of the antiques trade which draws some of the characters together, and ultimately resolves the mystery of Hebe's masked lover. Written by Crawford Logue <cjl@adl.dmt.csiro.au>

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28 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Ein Käfig voller Pfauen  »

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Fur Elise
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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please release it on dvd
8 October 2002 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this a few years back on abc tv in australia and it has stayed with me ever since,I cant recall enough detail to comment in detail just that the performances are fantastic and the story is unique.It is quite simply a beautiful film and I wish it was available on dvd.


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