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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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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

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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Trivia:
The movie was filmed primarily at the real Norman Lindsay's home and 49 acre property, where he lived until his death in 1969. It is now a museum and art gallery.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the first dining room scene, as Norman leaves the table, Giddy offers Estella some tea. Moments later in the scene, as Tony is speaking, Giddy and Estella can be seen repeating the action in the background.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 Anyone for Pennis? (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
GREY FUNNEL LINESee more »

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29 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Good Movie, 10 July 1999
Author: MyOpinionIsFact from United States

I had never heard of this film before I saw it on television one night. Luckily I saw it in Australia and it wasn't edited for content. I found it refreshing and intelligent. Set in the 1920's, it's about a reverend and his wife who travel to the Outback of Australia to "tame down" an artist (played well by Sam Neil) who has been creating "lewd" paintings. In the end, the film successfully criticizes religion's hang ups about sex. The reverend, of course, plays the part of conservative who is against these paintings that he deems are pornographic. During the course of the film he has several opportunities to explain his objections. While the film ultimately suggests that he is wrong, it still allows us to understand the reverend's point-of-view and perhaps even sympathize with it. The most remarkable thing about this character was his "some things are best left untold" stance concerning his wife's misbehaviors. This was a brilliant unexpected twist for me. At no point in the movie is the reverend made out to be a villain. Rather, he is presented as an intelligent and forgiving man, who just happens to be conservative about sex. With that said, I do not believe criticizing religion's view of sex was the main purpose of this film. The true story -- related but not the same -- was about the reverend's wife finding her own repressed sexuality while also well-aware of her husband's views which she initially shared. She is the heroine of the film. She makes a journey, encounters inner conflict, and returns changed by her experiences for the better (or we are led to believe). Any review of Sirens would be incomplete if it failed to comment on the sex scenes. They are explicit but nothing to be alarmed about especially considering this film targets a purely adult audience. The sex scenes are tastefully done even if they are built on lust instead of love. If I may venture an opinion, I think most women will find this movie very erotic. Take for instance, the perpetually bare-chested muscular blind guy. This character fulfills no other purpose than to incarnate female sexual desires. Men however will not find this film very arousing. It explores the sexual desires of women not men. But there are plenty of beautiful naked women to kept them interested even if the story doesn't. But as a man, I enjoyed the movie too. (I can't even recall any film attempting to explore men's sexual desires artfully at this moment...) In summery, a very good film that is thought-provoking and well-done. 7/10

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