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The Serpent's Kiss (1997)

R | | Drama | 15 May 1997 (France)
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Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »

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Meneer Chrome
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Juliana
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Thomas Smithers
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James Fitzmaurice
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Thea / Anna
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Secretary
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Mr. Galmoy
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Galmoy
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Mistress Clevely
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Pritchard
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Physician's Assistant
Henry King ...
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Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous garden, to be carved from a wild patch of land beside his home. Chrome receives written instructions from his unseen master via a secretary, and the master is Juliana's cousin, Fitzmaurice, who had romance with Juliana when they were young and plans to make Thomas bankrupt via setting up extravagant garden and to make Juliana come back to him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »

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A kígyó csókja  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Madam Clevely: Any flowers?
Chrome: This is an Anglo-Dutch garden, madam, with French influence. We have progressed from flowers. A garden is a celebration of art's triumph over nature.
Fitzmaurice: We shall be the fucking flowers. We shall provide the color and scent as we walk among the gravel paths.
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Thoroughly Enjoyable
30 July 2002 | by (L.A. California) – See all my reviews

Well, to say the least I "thoroughly enjoyed" this movie. Having only watched it on TV I may not have seen it in it's entirety but what I did see I liked. Ewan McGregor just can't be bad in anything I suppose, or at least I haven't seen a movie yet where he didn't steal the show with his dazzling ability to become his character. The movie itself had quite a beautiful look to it and the odd loveliness of the daughter in the movie really gave you a funny sense all throughout it. It's not your ordinary tale, but the writing was wonderful and the acting superb. If you like odd love stories with a twist, this is the perfect example. And it doesn't hurt if you like Ewan McGregor, he absolutely shines.


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