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The Children (1990)

Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Sir Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

Director:

Tony Palmer

Writers:

Edward Michie (additional dialogue), Timberlake Wertenbaker | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Martin Boyne
Kim Novak ... Rose Sellars
Siri Neal Siri Neal ... Judith
Geraldine Chaplin ... Joyce Wheater
Joe Don Baker ... Cliffe Wheater
Britt Ekland ... Lady Zinnia Wrench
Donald Sinden ... Lord Wrench
Karen Black ... Sybil Lullmer
Robert Stephens ... Azariah Dobree
Rupert Graves ... Gerald Ormerod
Terence Rigby ... Duke of Mendip
Marie Helvin Marie Helvin ... Princess Buondelmonte
Rosemary Leach ... Miss Scope
Mark Asquith Mark Asquith ... Terry
Anouk Fontaine Anouk Fontaine ... Blanca
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Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Sir Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzieci See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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| (VHS)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Sir Ben Kingsley and Rupert Graves appeared in Maurice (1987). See more »

Connections

Remake of The Marriage Playground (1929) See more »

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Kim Novak
10 September 2011 | by williwawSee all my reviews

Kim Novak- the great star of Vertigo, Bell Book and Candle, Middle Of The Night, Strangers When We Meet, Of Human Bondage, The Mirror Crack'd- and looking beautiful returned to films as star of "The Children" shot in Europe and co starring Oscar Winner Ben Kingsley and featuring a strong supporting cast that includes, Robert Stephens, Joe Don Baker, and two lovely actresses Geraldine Chaplin and in a small cameo Karen Black.

Kim Novak was a fine actress but her films such as Just A Gigolo and Liebestram in the latter part of her career were not widely distributed, thus few saw this fine actress at work in her more recent films. I do not know if this film is even out on DVD. Kim Novak delivers one speech in The Children particular powerfully and shows the range of a fine actress whose work is now being re discovered.


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