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The Clothes in the Wardrobe 

Margaret would really rather become a nun than a housewife, but the wedding is all arranged, the guests have begun to arrive, so what can be done?

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Margaret
Padraig O'Loinsigh ...
Nour (as Padraig Casey)
Britta Smith ...
Mother Joseph
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Marie-Claire
Pierre Sioufi ...
Ahmed
Sherine El Ansari ...
Gypsy Girl
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Monica
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Syl
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Mrs. Monro
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Lili
Annabel Burton ...
Margaret as a Child
Maggie Steed ...
Mrs. Raffald
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Robert
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Gallery Owner
Tommy Duggan ...
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Storyline

Boy meets Girl in Egypt. Girl is profoundly affected and returns to England where she apathetically becomes engaged to the 'boy' next door. A thoroughly unsuited couple. Lili, an old family friend arrives for the nuptials and enchants all and sundry, including the wife of one of her previous liaisons. Lili sees what the groom and the brides mother refuse to see and manages to resolve the situation to the brides great satisfaction. Written by SAK Farmer

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england | egypt | based on novel | See All (3) »

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20 December 1993 (USA)  »

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$2,106,846 (USA)
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The title was changed to "The Summer House" when this film was released in cinemas in the USA. See more »

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Lili: I always hoped to die youmg, but now it's too late.
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Referenced in Hype! (1996) See more »

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Slow, but worth it
12 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie requires some patience. We can see that Margaret is torn between the heat and sensuality of Egypt and the chilly convention of England, but what is causing her listless progress towards a wedding with someone she clearly does not love? Is it the result of religious guilt over her own repressed desires? Is she on the rebound from an implied failed romance in the past? Or is it something more serious? During the film, she grows increasingly reluctant to marry her rather repellent fiancé. But if she doesn't marry him, what should she do instead?

Eventually, our questions are answered--and so are Margaret's.


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