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High Season (1987)

On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist... See full summary »

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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 Geoffrey Rose ... Thompson
Paris Tselios 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

On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist for the town square; the sculptor he brings to Rhodes is Kate's ex-husband. Also there to see Kate is Sharp, an aging antiquarian and her dear friend. He has something important to tell her. As Kate, her ex, and Sharp sort out things that go back years, two English tourists bumble about, one thinking he's fallen in love with Kate, his wife thinking she's found her own lover. A rare vase, a spy, old friendships, the statue's unveiling, and off-hand English sorting-out play into the resolution. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alta stagione See more »

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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O Nastis Tou Aigeou
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Written by Zarvos
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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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