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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:
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Elizabeth Hunter
Maria Theodorakis ...
Mary DeSantis
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Basil Hunter
Jamie Timony ...
Onslow Porter
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Dorothy de Lascabanes
Bob Marcs ...
Queens Club Porter
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Flora Manhood
John Gaden ...
Arnold Wyburd
Helen Morse ...
Lotte
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Lal
Jane Menelaus ...
Maggie
Bille Brown ...
Dudley
Heather Mitchell ...
June
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Peter
Nikki Shiels ...
Janie
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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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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Derült égbolt viharfelhők között  »

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Budget:

AUD 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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16 November 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I bought this DVD on a whim and last night sat down to watch it. I've long been a fan of the three main actors, so knew it would be worthwhile, and could be stunning. I was not disappointed. Charlotte Rampling has always excelled in playing the really nasty person you can't imagine ever meeting, and in this she does not disappoint. It's unfortunate that she is not in her eighties or even seventies, because as one reviewer has noted, she's only a few years older than her 'children' in this. Geoffrey Rush is like chocolate, smooth and irresistible, and he uses this charm, but also reveals himself as a loser (we're talking character here)and with vulnerabilities. Judy Davis tries to be a hard-bitten bitch but until the end wants her mother to love her. True, the carers of the old woman love her more than her children - as is so often the case - and the lawyer and his wife straddle the divide between the two attitudes. It's a fascinating human story, with the flashbacks being non-intrusive and essential to the story. I loved it, but I've not read the book or know any of the background aspects. I don't enjoy the cinema so much nowadays, so to watch a good quality drama on the appliance in the corner is a joy.


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