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Painted Angels (1998)

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The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her ... See full summary »

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Katya
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Eileen
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Georgie
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Ada
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Joe
Bob Clout ...
Judge
Elyssa Dombowsky ...
Julia
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The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her girls. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes even saints are forced to become sinners

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Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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31 July 1998 (Canada)  »

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The Wicked, Wicked West  »

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None of the actresses wore make-up apart from the scenes were the prostitutes were on duty. See more »

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Inspired by "Winterreise" by Franz Schubert
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The Good Old Days...
19 November 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

The preceding user comments are all painfully accurate.

This movie is slow and boring. However, it does depict, in a gritty, realistic way, the allegedly good old days that some people think were superior in every way to our modern era.

Most folks back then lived the kind of dreary existence that this movie portrays. In this case, the dreariness is prostitution in the boondocks.

On the plus side, the movie was beautifully filmed. The lighting in the brothel at night was appropriately dim, which certainly renewed my appreciation for electricity.

However, the sound is awful. The actors mumble, and a few of them mumble with a thick accent, so I'm sure I missed dialog that was probably important to the story.

Some scenes had me stumped. For instance, the theatrical piece with the horse. What the heck was THAT all about??


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