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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
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Mrs. Galmoy
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Mistress Clevely
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Pritchard
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Physician's Assistant
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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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11 December 1998 (Portugal)  »

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A kígyó csókja  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Ewan McGregor met his best friend Charley Boorman while making this movie. See more »

Quotes

Smithers: Well, Chrome, shall we make the desert bloom?
Chrome: First we must make the desert.
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I'm not sure where it was going but I think it got there
25 August 2002 | by (Albuquerque, NM, USA) – See all my reviews

I found both script and acting to be painfully bad for the first half hour or so, but things seemed to take a turn for the better after Meneer Chrome lost his wig (no, seriously). Scacchi was as glorious as ever; McGregor was as enjoyable as ever; and the other three principles each held down their corner of the story. The biggest weakness was the garden itself - it seems like the filmmakers were even less able to afford Chrome's vision than Smithers was, with a result that was more suited to a stage production than a movie. I'm not convinced that this movie was a good use of two hours of my time, but I also find that I can't get some of the imagery out of my head

  • generally recommended if you have patience with period pieces and like


movies that ask more questions than they answer.


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