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Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)

Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture ... See full summary »

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Joseph Lees
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Eva
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Mr. Dian
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Harry
Felix Billson ...
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Father
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Italian Doctor
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Signora Caldoni
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Maria
Freddy Douglas ...
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Emma Cunniffe ...
Red-Haired Girl
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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient and head over heels for Eva. She agrees to live with him and seems happy, then at a family wedding, Joseph appears, she asks him to dance, and her fantasy begins to clash with Harry's obsession. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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26 November 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El sueño de Joseph Lees  »

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Budget:

£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,680 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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$7,680 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Although set in the English county of Somerset, this was actually made on the Isle of Man. See more »

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Alright, Okay, You Win
Written by Sid Wyche, Mayme Watts
Arranged by Dyfan Jones
Performed by Siân James & The Manx Jazz Aces
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Utterly Captivating
25 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have recently seen the movie on television, and after the first time, I found myself compelled to rent the movie, so I did. I find the characters Joseph and Eva to be utterly captivating. The cinematography of the film perfectly captured their passion, their desire, their unextinguishable love. Lee Ross perfectly played the character Harry Flite in regards to capturing the character's desperation, and maddening obsession. Ross captured the character so perfectly that it made me despise the character. With all this said and done, I found the ending to be one of two things, thus bringing me to an undecisive state. Other than that, the movie is a must see for the melancholic ambiance of the film is undeniable.


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