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Angels and Insects (1995)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  26 January 1996 (USA)
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In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British aristocrats.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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William Adamson
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Matty Crompton
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Eugenia Alabaster Adamson
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Sir Harald Alabaster
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Edgar Alabaster
Annette Badland ...
Lady Alabaster
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Robin
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Miss Mead
Saskia Wickham ...
Rowena Alabaster
Lindsay Thomas ...
Lady Alabaster's Maid
Michelle Sylvester ...
Margaret Alabaster
Clare Lovell ...
Elaine Alabaster
Jenny Lovell ...
Edith Alabaster
Oona Haas ...
Alice Alabaster
Angus Hodder ...
Guy Alabaster
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Storyline

The movie is a study of an aristocratic family in the Victorian England. William Adamson, a young scientist, is introduced into the aristocratic family Alabaster by reverend Alabaster who is also fascinated by insects. William marries the older daughter of the family and studies the amounts of insects in the garden of the villa. His - for the aristocrats - strange behaviours reveal at the same time their own failures and passions. Written by Volker Boehm

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An Elegant Seduction. An Erotic Deception. A Stunning Revelation.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des anges et des insectes  »

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$5,304,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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William and Matty both cast at least three shadows on the door, despite being only lit by a single candle. See more »

Quotes

Mr. William Adamson: Whom can I tell that I should not destroy in the telling.
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Bravo!! A great watch for the jaded.
28 April 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Angels and Insects" is a slow starter with several strikes against it from the outset. First, the title is a turn-off (from the Byatt book of the same name). Secondly it's a period piece (circa mid 19th century England). Thirdly it factors in Darwinism, Amazon natives, ants and insects, and other esoteric subjects which don't make films appealing to the masses. Finally it has none of the usual Hollywood tinsel and trappings. Those, however, who can get past all that will find a masterpiece of filming, acting, directing, writing, costuming, orchestration, etc. A slowly captivating and somewhat melancholy story of the goings-on within an English manor, "A&I" delivers powerful drama, sterling performances, and masterful execution by the auteur. A great watch for those who love cinema for cinema's sake.


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