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Writers (WGA):
John Hawkes (novel)
Belinda Haas (screenplay) ...
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Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charles Dance ... Cyril

Colin Lane ... Hugh

Sheryl Lee ... Fiona

Laila Robins ... Catherine

Rachael Bella ... Meredith
Aida López ... Rosella

Directed by
Philip Haas 
Writing credits
John Hawkes (novel "The Blood Oranges")

Belinda Haas (screenplay) &
Philip Haas (screenplay)

Produced by
Tom Carouso .... producer
Chris Daniel .... executive producer
Belinda Haas .... producer
Philip Haas .... producer
Héctor López .... producer
Patrick McDarrah .... executive producer
Joel Roodman .... executive producer
Barry Schindel .... executive producer
George Sweney .... associate producer
Charlie Vogel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
Cinematography by
Bernard Zitzermann 
Film Editing by
Belinda Haas 
Casting by
Olivia Harris 
Phyllis Huffman 
Production Design by
Paul Brown 
Art Direction by
Enrique Echeverría 
Costume Design by
Paul Brown 
Makeup Department
Evelyne Byot .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Tamra Raven .... production manager
Héctor López .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ignacio Decerega .... assistant director
Alberto Muffelmann .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adriana Aimo .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Stuart Emanuel .... adr editor
Wendy Hedin .... supervising sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Angela Organ .... assistant sound editor
Steven Simons .... foley engineer
Susumu Tokunow .... sound
Dan Evans Farkas .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ricardo Arvizu .... dolly grip
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Editorial Department
Kathy LaCommare .... associate editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Location Management
Lily Flaschner .... location manager
Music Department
Andrew Barrett .... orchestrator
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ricardo Díaz Avilés .... transportation captain (as Ricardo Díaz)
Other crew
Elsa Hermoso .... production auditor
Carol Juk .... production office coordinator
George Sweney .... production auditor

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Rated R for strong sexual content
93 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but silly, 6 September 2008
Author: pyenme from United States

I got this for my "Charles Dance" collection. Had seen "Angels and Insects", like many others, so that added to the appeal. Hope the book was better. The premise was fine - an attempt at a somewhat surreal tale of sexual intrigue. Aside from Dance, however, the performances were stilted and silly (especially Sheryl Lee, even if she was supposed to sound like she did - it was a distraction). The dialog certainly could have been written to better develop the characters. Pretty to look at, not enough erotica (and I don't mean soft porn, just erotic). But even Dance looked a bit silly with the "love lunch"...... I like it just enough to watch it again as part of my film library - and even to recommend it to friends who would see the value and look beyond the inane.

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