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Cactus (1986)

PG | | Drama, Romance | April 1987 (USA)
A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world?

Director:

Paul Cox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Colo
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... Robert
Norman Kaye ... Tom
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ... Bea
Banula Marika Banula Marika ... Banduk
Sheila Florance ... Martha
Peter Aanensen Peter Aanensen ... George
Julia Blake ... Club Speaker
Lionel Kowal Lionel Kowal ... Eye Specialist
Jean-Pierre Mignon Jean-Pierre Mignon ... Jean-Francois
Elsa Davis Elsa Davis ... Elsa
Ray Marshall Ray Marshall ... Kevin
Maurie Fields ... Maurie
Sean Scully Sean Scully ... Doctor
Dawn Klingberg Dawn Klingberg ... Pedestrian
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A woman who injured her eyes in car accident and a young blind man fall for each other. Is sight the only way to see the world?

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaktus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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One of seven film collaborations of actress Julia Blake and writer-director Paul Cox. They are [in order]: 'Lonely Hearts' (1982), 'Man of Flowers' (1983), 'My First Wife' (1984), 'The Paper Boy' episode of 'Winners' (1985), 'Cactus' (1986), 'Innocence' (2000), and 'Human Touch' (2004). During the 1980s, Blake appeared in a Cox film every year for five straight consecutive years between 1982 and 1986. See more »

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Featured in A Journey with Paul Cox (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

To Kariofili Mana mou (The Gun my Mother)
Written by Yannis Markopoulos (music) and Manos Eleftheriou (lyrics)
Under licensed from EMI Greece
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1 June 2000 | by littlejake4See all my reviews

Cactus is a film that you walk away from thinking you would like to see it again; I think because it ends so abruptly. The film moves rather slow and throughout I wanted more. More dialogue more emotion I wanted more of the main characters Colo and Robert. I really liked Robert Menzies performance he could say so much in his expressions and did not have to talk much and there is little talking in this film. The landscapes and sceneries are filmed beautifully; it makes you want to head to Australia it is gorgeous. The love scenes between Robert and Colo were very dark you could not see anything I think that should have been filmed differently because the love scenes add very little to the movie. Also, there are others around friends they add little I guess in some ways they are there for narrative. I have not really decided if I liked this film or not because it is just there like many of the cactus sitting around in Robert's green house. Cactus expressed a lot of emotion in scenes but rating the movie as a whole it loses a lot of it appeal.


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