Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  18 April 2001 (France)
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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Coleridge
Dorothy Wordsworth
Emma Fielding ...
Mary Wordsworth
John Thelwall
Michael Harbour ...
William Scott-Masson ...
Tom Poole
Clive Merrison ...
Dr. Gillman
Guy Lankester ...
Edith Southey
Jacqueline Defferary ...
Miss Holland
Andy de la Tour ...
Andrew Crosse


Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »




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18 April 2001 (France)  »

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Pandemonium  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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When William and Dorothy Wordsworth arrive at Coleridge's cottage and they go in search of Sarah Coleridge, the baby, Hartley is sitting on Sarah's lap with bare feet. When Sam introduces the Wordsworths to the baby a second later, he is wearing red boots/booties. See more »


[first lines]
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned 'roud walks on and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tred. 'Tis a strange place this limbo, not a place yet named so.
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The Cast Listing credits starts with Coleridge in modern day London. The soundtrack is Olivia Newton-John's 1980's hit, Xanadu. See more »


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Visually beautiful, well crafted, but esoteric.
7 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

A drama first and biopic second, "Pandaemonium" tells of the midlife of renown classical wordsmith and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge who's life was not terribly interesting though he was on the cutting edge of 19th century neoromantic poetry. Probably taking some liberties for dramatic purposes, the film involves the poet's relationships with William Wordsworth, his opium addiction, his troubled marriage, and, of course, his struggle with the demons of the creative process. Visually beautiful, well acted, but a tad theatrical with some annoying interjections, Pandaemonium" is probably too esoteric for the film-going public at large. A splendid effort which will likely be most appreciated by those into classical literature - particularly 19th century poetry. (B)

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