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Angels and Insects (1995)

In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British country gentry.

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Rowena Alabaster
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Lady Alabaster's Maid
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Margaret Alabaster
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Alice Alabaster
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Storyline

The movie is a study of a family of country gentry in Victorian England. William Adamson, a young scientist, is introduced into the Alabaster family by Reverend Mr 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 gentry - strange behaviors 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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Rated R for strong sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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26 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des anges et des insectes  »

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$5,304,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter O'Toole was originally announced for the Jeremy Kemp part. See more »

Goofs

William and Matty both cast at least three shadows on the door, despite being only lit by a single candle. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Alabaster: I don't like your attitude, sir. I've never liked it. I believe that you sneer in your heart.
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Featured in The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) See more »

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Brilliant film; one of the year's best!
6 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the most intricate, well-made films I've seen. The acting is tremendous, the imagery is subtle yet stunning. A film which makes one think of the intricacies of human relationships. The pilgrimage of the hero from the brutal Amazon to "civilized" society which he finds to be anything but civilized in spite of the gorgeous trappings of the upper aristocracy. Highly recommended!


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