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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Fawcett ...
Bill (as Allan Fawcett)
Dorothée Berryman ...
Bag Lady
Steve Bratzlaff ...
John Glasspoole ...
Linda Smith ...
Kelly (as Linda T. Smith)
Yahsmin Daviault ...
Anne Dryburgh ...
Wig (as Anne Dryburg)
Genevieve DuPaul ...
Dancer Student #4
Young Boy
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Luella (as Gillian Ferra Bee)


In an ethereal, high-ceilinged room, women stand, waiting. Perhaps it's Purgatory and they're dead. In the room, two young women, one an actress and the other a psychologist, watch the last few days of their lives on a TV screen. Both are having affairs with married men, each has a long encounter with her lover's wife, and both these scenes take place in a ladies' room, one backstage at a play that's about to preview, the other at an opera house during the first act. The relationships between each pair of younger and older women take surprising turns, and in the room with the TV, a sylph asks probing and challenging questions of the two young women as they watch. Written by <>

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30 November 1999 (Canada)  »

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Inspired by Bellini's opera "Beatrice Di Tenda." See more »


Lauren: I didn't know you were pregnant
Lucia: [Pointing to stomach] What do you think this is? A cushion?
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Beatrice di Tenda
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
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Funny and necessary. A comedy.
15 May 2002 | by (madrid) – See all my reviews

It´s a comedy. Mess of love, the main excene is when two women are in the ladies room of the opera crying and talking ironically about their affairs and marriage situation and Roberto(John Malkovich) is in the cornice trying to avoid them to discover his promiscuity; ne of the girls open a window and face Roberto there(lol). A brilliant plot, witty.

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