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Writer:
John Duigan (written by)
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Release Date:
3 November 1994 (USA) See more »
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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:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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A Provocative Moral Statement 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

Directed by
John Duigan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Duigan  written by

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
Annie Regol .... property master
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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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:
Continuity: The handwriting of the word "honey", made of salt, on the table, changes.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.
See more »
Soundtrack:
CALLIOPE HOUSESee more »

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40 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
A Provocative Moral Statement, 20 April 1999
Author: Todd M from Albany, NY

While this film is often not taken seriously because of its explicit nudity, it is in fact one of the most thought-provoking commentaries on religious values I have ever seen on the screen. This film provides us with the stark contrast of the repressed preacher from London and the artist's three models in rural Australia, a throwback to Shakespeare's "Green World." The fulcrum of this contrast is the preacher's wife, being pulled in both the oppressive, "moral" direction by her upbringing and her husband and the free and expressive direction of the artist. The breathtaking cinematography and stunning visual symbolism of this film contribute to make it into a powerful attack on the Christian moral code that dominates western thinking. I have been scoffed at on more than one occasion for praising Sirens, but I left the theater questioning my own views about what is and is not moral. The fact that this film's sexual content seems to invalidate it as art in many people's eyes merely underscores the value of its message. Along with Sling Blade, Sirens to me stands as the most provocative film about morality made in the 1990's. A solid 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.

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