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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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Cast

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Eugenia Alabaster Adamson
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Sir Harald Alabaster
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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office

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$5,304,000 (USA)
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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

In spite of being set in England, we hear the songs and calls of three birds from North America: Red-winged Blackbird, American Robin, and Blue Jay. See more »

Quotes

Matty Crompton: I wish humankind would create such altruistic virtues, but sometimes I think socialism may never be realized.
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Featured in The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) See more »

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like a guilty pleasure?
28 August 2002 | by (north carolina) – See all my reviews

i decided to tape this movie without watching it and save it for a rainy day, and did it ever pay off! this is a great movie. now i admire antonia susan's writing, but trying to slog through morpho eugenia (book from which this movie was made) was like a peculiar form of torture-- insect description til i thought i would vomit. never thought i would say this, but the movie is so much better! it has all you could want:great acting{no matter what some people say about patsy kensit, if they hadn't wanted some one with her particular talent she would not have been cast. so there.i bite my thumb at thee.} great costumes, setting, and surprise twist ending--! see this movie.

final words:watch it for the sheer guilty pleasure


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