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Sirens (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 November 1994 (USA)
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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

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Estella Campion
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Norman Lindsay
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Sheela
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Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)
Kate Fischer ...
Pru
Pamela Rabe ...
Rose Lindsay
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Lewis
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Tom
Mark Gerber ...
Devlin
Julia Stone ...
Jane
Ellie MacCarthy ...
Honey
Vincent Ball ...
Bishop of Sydney
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Earnest Minister
Lexy Murphy ...
British Bulldog Girl
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Storyline

A young reverend and his wife are on the way from England to Australia to minister to their flock. The bishop asks him to visit an eccentric artist prone to sexual depictions and requests that he voluntarily withdraw a controversial work call "Crucified Venus" from his show. The minister, who considers himself a progressive, is shocked at the amoral atmosphere surrounding the painter, his wife, and the three models living at his estate. The minister's wife is troubled also, and has to deal with latent sexual urges while trying to remain loyal to her husband. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A sensitive new comedy from award winning director John Duigan [UK theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Sirens  »

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£1,734,898 (UK) (5 August 1994)
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Trivia

Tara Fitzgerald deliberately withheld from getting involved in any of the cast and crew's get-togethers and parties, as it helped her with her characterization of an uptight, repressed woman. See more »

Goofs

Although the story is set in the 1930s, the beautiful green steam locomotive that is seen in an early scene is a NSWGR 38 class, which first entered service in 1942. See more »

Quotes

Giddy: ...did you know it could be dangerous to wake somebody up when they're dreaming, well, because you leave part of your brain behind. And if it happens too many times, you go feeble in the head.
Sheela: Yeah. You're living proof.
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Referenced in Skins: Sketch (2008) See more »

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MARCH PAST OF THE KITCHEN UTENSILS, from WASPS
Written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Used by permission of Faber Music Limited, London
Performed by The Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Patrick Thomas
Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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puhleeeeeezzzzzzz
3 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Excellent entertainment value (for those who don't seek perfection in every fictional accounting of an event). You either like it or you don't! For those who didn't like and posted here, I am surprised you took such elaborate measures to critique it to the umpteenth degree. Had the movie been heralded as "The Greatest Movie Ever Made", I would better understand your criticism. However, since it was not, it doesn't really deserve the harshness of some of the posts in here. If your expectations were not fulfilled, its not the fault of the movie! And I'll bet dollars to do-nuts that the majority of the people who went to see this movie went to satisfy their curiosity regarding the nudity. Of all the scenes in this flick that have been talked about in these postings, the most obvious tongue in cheek scene has been overlooked. At the end, Lindsay walks into a building and tosses a hammer to the "blind" man sitting on a cot and says 'lets get to work'............the "blind" man deftly catches the hammer and gets up. For all those whose comments are detracting, at least give the author a little more credit for inserting that, so obvious, yet unmentioned.


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