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Director:
Writers:
John Duigan (written by)
Josep Llurba (spanish version)
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Release Date:
3 November 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the 1930s, an artist and his models scandalized a nation with their controversial paintings. For a young couple, meeting them was the experience of a lifetime. [USA Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
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User Reviews:
An erotic little romp See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hugh Grant ... Anthony Campion

Tara Fitzgerald ... Estella Campion

Sam Neill ... Norman Lindsay

Elle Macpherson ... Sheela

Portia de Rossi ... Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)
Kate Fischer ... Pru
Pamela Rabe ... Rose Lindsay

Ben Mendelsohn ... Lewis

John Polson ... Tom
Mark Gerber ... Devlin
Julia Stone ... Jane
Ellie MacCarthy ... Honey
Vincent Ball ... Bishop of Sydney

John Duigan ... Earnest Minister
Lexy Murphy ... British Bulldog Girl
Scott Lowe ... Station Master
Bryan Davies ... Barman
Lynne Emanuel ... Barmaid
Kitty Silver ... Pub Woman 1
Carolyn Devlin ... Pub Woman 2
Peter Campbell ... Articulate Drunk
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Directed by
John Duigan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Duigan  written by
Josep Llurba  spanish version

Produced by
Justin Ackerman .... executive producer
Hans Brockmann .... executive producer
Micheline Garant .... line producer
Robert Jones .... executive producer
Sue Milliken .... producer
Sarah Radclyffe .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Geoff Burton (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Casting by
Liz Mullinar  (as Liz Mullinar Consultants)
 
Production Design by
Roger Ford 
 
Art Direction by
Laurie Faen 
 
Set Decoration by
Kerrie Brown 
Lin MacDonald 
 
Costume Design by
Tony Phillips 
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Elaine Fitcher .... assistant makeup artist
Noriko Watanabe .... makeup artist
Jan Zeigenbein .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Catherine Bishop .... production manager (as Tatts Bishop)
Will Mathews .... unit manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Martin .... second assistant director
Rowena Tolacko .... third assistant director
P.J. Voeten .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Danny Burnett .... construction manager
Paul Delprat .... original paintings
Colin Gibson .... props buyer/stand-by props
Bart Groen .... art department assistant
Prisque Salvie .... assistant art director
Andrew Short .... property buyer
Sarah Tooth .... assistant designer
 
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... sound editor
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Fettes .... assistant sound editor
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Keating .... boom operator
David Lee .... sound recordist
Susan Midgley .... sound editor
Steve Spencer .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Randy Fife .... stunts
Mireille Samson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Grant Atkinson .... electrician
Matt Buchan .... electrician
Robbie Burr .... electrician (as Robert Burr)
Lara Connor .... camera attachment
Leilani Hannah .... clapper loader
Dave Hanson .... grip
Robert McFarlane .... still photographer
Kathryn Milliss .... director of photography: second unit
Kathryn Milliss .... focus puller
Moira Moss .... camera attachment
Kerry Phillips .... lighting stand-in
Ian Plummer .... gaffer
Simon Quaife .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gavin Barbey .... wardrobe secondment
Mel Dykes .... costume coordinator
Heather Laurie .... stand-by wardrobe
Ali Yeldham .... wardrobe runner
 
Editorial Department
Anna Aylward .... editor trainee
Nick Breslin .... second assistant editor: Australia
Jason Costelloe .... second assistant editor: UK
Susan Midgley .... first assistant editor
Jim Post .... assistant editor (1991)
Rob Sciarratta .... video color timer
 
Music Department
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
David Snell .... conductor
Christine Woodruff .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Tim Parry .... vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Scott Barlow .... horse wrangler
Antonio Barnard .... completion guarantor
Evanne Chesson .... dogs trainer
Barbara Cope .... unit caterer
Kerry Fetzer .... unit caterer
Kathryn Forward .... dog wrangler
Rea Francis .... unit publicist
Maude Heath .... location manager
Jayne Horvath .... production assistant
Dennis Hulm .... unit assistant
Pauline Hume .... title designer
Kim Hunter .... assistant to publicist
Bobbie Johnson .... accountant: UK
Ena Joyce .... watercolors
Sara Kaye .... accounting assistant
Sara Kaye-Hardie .... accounting assistant (as Sara Kaye)
Susan Lane .... assistant to producer
Terry Lee .... helicopter pilot
Tony Leonard .... insurance broker
Su Lim .... production executive: WMG Pictures
Dixie Linder .... assistant to producer
Andrew Litvin .... runner
Steeves Lumley .... insurance broker
Noelle Maxwell .... unit assistant
Charles McDonald .... publicist: UK
Sandra Mckenzie .... researcher
Wil Milne .... unit assistant
Shane Naylor .... unit assistant
S. Shane Newell .... production executive
Paula Paizes .... business and legal affairs
Hélène Ross .... production coordinator
Ian Russell .... laboratory liaison
Emma Schofield .... production coordinator
Jill Steele .... production accountant
Kim Stone .... tutor
Neris Thomas .... production coordinator: UK
Eric Todd .... oil copies
Tadao Tomomatsu .... production assistant
Sylvia Walker-Wilson .... post-production australia
Susan Wiley .... continuity (as Sue Wiley)
Martin Williams .... unit runner
Ali Yeldham .... milliner
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence
Runtime:
98 min | Canada:94 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although this movie is a work of fiction, it is centered around a real person. Norman Lindsay was a real-life artist and author in Australia during the early 1900s. Several of his books have been adapted into movies, including Age of Consent (1969) which tells a different version of this same story.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the initial scene, Tara Fitzgerald and Hugh Grant's characters move from the house to the pond to wait for the Lindsays, with Fitzgerald carrying her suitcase. But in the next scene when they are woken up by the pond side by the Lindsays, we find in addition to her suitcase, their big trunk is also lying next to them.See more »
Quotes:
Norman Lindsay:[reading from newspaper] The repetitious excesses of Norman Lindsay have long been a source of consternation to clean-living citizens of this country. For many years he has painted men and women who seem to be slaves of cocaine or a similar drug which has reduced them to frenzied and shameless morbidity. Today, however, not content with scorning all standards of public decency, he has chosen to profane the most sacred image of the Christian church, the Crucifixion.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
CALLIOPE HOUSESee more »

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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
An erotic little romp, 18 March 2004
Author: hannahchow

"Sirens" seems to have touched a nerve here. Some reviewers dismiss it as derivative soft-core drivel. Others love it. It probably helps to know that there's little derivative about the story-it's based on real people and a real incident. Sam Neill's character--Norman Lindsay--was real. Lindsay, a prolific artist and novelist, was also a libertine living a Hugh Hefner lifestyle when the rest of the world was awakening from the Victorian Age. "Sirens" was filmed at the Lindsay home and gallery, a 40-acre estate now run by the Australian National Trust. The artworks are all Lindsay's. And the storyline is based on an incident in which the Anglican Church dispatched a cleric to convey concerns about "The Crucifixion of Venus." As for the plot, it's simply a humorous retelling of what might have been--with lots of voluptuous nudes and erotic symbolism tossed in for good measure. Yes, it's all quite predictable. You know five minutes into the film that the Converters will become the Converted. But it's a fun ride getting to that inevitable destination. `Sirens' is not for everyone. If full-frontal male and female nudity offends, you will be offended. If ridiculing the Church or its values offends, you will be offended. And if the notion that the cure for a boring marriage is a little extra-marital dalliance offends, you will truly be offended. Otherwise, it's a little erotic gem and a great way to start an even better evening. :)

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