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High Season (1987)

R | | Comedy, Romance | June 1988 (USA)
The lives of an English expat photographer, her daughter, her player ex, a commie spy, a "00" agent and other English in Lindos, Rhodes, Greece.

Director:

Clare Peploe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Katherine Shaw
James Fox ... Patrick
Irene Papas ... Penelope
Sebastian Shaw ... Sharp
Kenneth Branagh ... Rick
Lesley Manville ... Carol
Robert Stephens ... Konstantinis
Geoffrey Rose ... Thompson
Paris Tselios ... Yanni
Ruby Baker Ruby Baker ... Chloe
Mark Williams ... Benny
Shelly Laurenti Shelly Laurenti ... June
George Diakoyorgio George Diakoyorgio ... Mayor
Father Bassili Father Bassili ... Pappas
Captain Stelios Captain Stelios ... Fisherman
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Storyline

Its summer time on a gorgeous Greek island, which means it is tourist season. Although local photographer Katherine dislikes the onslaught of the seasonal visitor invasion of her peaceful home, this year she has much greater issues. For starters she is broke; her best friend and confidant, a British art expert, may very well be a Russian spy; her ex-husband is a philandering playboy; and the timid English tourist Branagh on his second honeymoon is actually pursing her. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

english | tourist | rhodes | love | spy | See All (24) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

As several critics pointed out, the character of British art expert and Soviet spy Basil Sharp is inspired by British art expert and Soviet spy Sir Anthony Blunt. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: The Fast Show (2006) See more »

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IMMIGRES - BITIM REW
Written by Youssou N'Dour (uncredited)
Copyright Youssou N'Dour et Le Super Etoile de Dakar
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If you keep your finger on the fast forward to get to Branagh's nude scene...You will miss a nice film!
26 June 2000 | by Out-of-Print-VideoSee all my reviews

We originally bought this film to market it as a film oddity...Kenneth Branagh's only nude role. I then throughly enjoyed the Cinematography, the beautiful Landscapes, and the delightful acting job done by Irene Papas. The comedy is subtle it is really a combination of a drama and comedy...a dramedy. Peploe does a nice job bringing interesting characters to the screen. So much so that when Lesley Manville's character makes a mistake you want to cuss her out and when Irene Papas' character pulls some outrageous stunts near the end you can laugh and cheer her on as much as the Greek villagers did in the film. The film does a really nice job conveying the adventure of travelling and will be enjoyed most by people who have traveled some...and of course should also be enjoyed by Islanders of all sorts!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,125,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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