A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While ... See full summary »
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Francis Ford Coppola
A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly, who is her daughter's teacher, to travel with the three families in order to ... See full summary »
A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While back home, Ned starts having memories of his beautiful twin sister and himself when they were children. These memories awaken long-buried secrets from the family's past. Written by
This is the first feature film of a Newton Thornburg novel to be made since Cutter's Way (1981), which was around the time when the "Beautiful Kate" novel was first published. See more »
You want a cuppa?
Do you like being everyone's slave?... I'm sorry... You just do everything for everyone.
No, you're right. Tea's there. You can make it yourself.
I'm not saying you shouldn't... Don't you get sick of it, though?
Sick of what?
Well, fuck, if it was me, I'd leave the bastards to get on with it.
Probably bloody kill each other.
[Imitating Scarlett O'Hara]
Well, Frankly, my dear, I'd risk it... Hmm.
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Rachel Ward directs her husband, Bryan Brown, as a cantankerous man who is dying without any regrets. Bruce's(Brown) son, Ned and his finance, Toni, visit to say goodbye to him. His sister Sally also lives there.
He keeps a journal detailing an incestuous relationship with a twin sister, Kate, who has died mysteriously. A flashback shows his sister seducing him when they were both drunk and the sexual encounter filling him with guilt. Kate has no regrets and demands a repeat performance which Ned turns down. She turns their other brother, Cliff against him by lying, and saying that Ned attacked her. Bruce forces Ned to take Kate to a Christmas dance. He leaves her, and later finds her dead as the result of a car accident. That same night, he finds his brother Cliff hanging in a barn; this is not the Waltons; goodnight John Boy. More family secrets are revealed and even with some fine acting from everyone involved, Beautiful Kate is a depressing downer.
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