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The Eye of the Storm (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 September 2012 (USA)
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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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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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Also Known As:

Derült égbolt viharfelhők között  »

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AUD 15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$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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Basil Hunter: [voice-over] If it were writ upon a page, it could revolve around this day, the day my mother came to believe that being of a certain class entitles you die whenever you damn well please. Don't we wish...
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Rampling's the best thing about it
28 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'The Eye of the Storm' has Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis returning from overseas to visit their ailing mother (unprobably played by Charlotte Rampling) who lives in a big house where the staff are there for her entertainment as much as to care for her. I've mixed feelings about this; I like a good drama, but some parts of it are decidedly iffy (for instance, a flashback featuring Rampling and Davis has the latter looking older than the woman playing her mother!) Rush probably over-eggs the pudding in his role as an old thesp, but Davis is good as the dissatisfied wife of a French prince (? I thought they didn't have those anymore). Rampling is superb: I don't usually rate her as an actress - her performances are almost always so studied she can never convince me she's not acting - but here she really sinks her teeth into the role of an old woman who knows her children's main interest in her is when she's going to die.


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