The Eye of the Storm (2011)

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Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Hunter
Maria Theodorakis ...
Mary DeSantis
Basil Hunter
Jamie Timony ...
Onslow Porter
Dorothy de Lascabanes
Bob Marcs ...
Queens Club Porter
Flora Manhood
John Gaden ...
Arnold Wyburd
Helen Morse ...
Jane Menelaus ...
Bille Brown ...
Heather Mitchell ...
Nikki Shiels ...


Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.

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Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Derült égbolt viharfelhők között  »

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AUD 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,785 (USA) (7 September 2012)


$83,297 (USA) (2 November 2012)

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In real life Charlotte Rampling is only five years older than her screen son Geoffrey Rush and only nine years older than her daughter Judy Davis. See more »

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3 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It quite simply is a miracle of old money that this film exists. Not since the 'International cinema days' of the 80s has Australian film making produced such a splendid and intelligent film. If your cinema going has included such Australian quality films as CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU or WE OF THE NEVER NEVER or PHAR LAP or MY BRILLIANT CAREER, or you yearn for the qualities of those, then EYE OF THE STORM is for you. The deep credits of 'extra thanks' detail who put money up for this, and every dollar of the $15m spent is on screen. Also reminiscent of great WB dramas of the 40s or even as literary as ALL ABOUT EVE, this new film from Fred Schepisi is prestige film making and a presentation of emotional intelligence of an era and a lifestyle that still exists in old moneyed mansions and bitter family brittleness. I live across the road from the avenue of Centennial Park mansions where the film is set, and I can vouch that there are streets of them in Sydney. Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis are impeccable and with Charlotte Rampling as Mother/monster make a three headed hydra of drama. The art direction and set design is as much a feature of the film as is Patrick White's bitter pill dialogue and the acting and casting itself. A feast for stage drama and theatre lovers, EYE OF THE STORM is (hooray!) an Australian film that is intelligent bitter and absorbing.

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