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Sirens (1994)

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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

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Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)
Tziporah Malkah ...
Pru / Model (as Kate Fischer)
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Lewis
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Tom
Mark Gerber ...
Devlin / Blind man
Julia Stone ...
Jane
Ellie MacCarthy ...
Honey
Vincent Ball ...
Bishop of Sydney
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Earnest Minister
Lexy Murphy ...
British Bulldog Girl
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A young reverend and his wife are on the way from England to Australia to minister to their flock. The bishop asks him to visit an eccentric artist prone to sexual depictions and requests that he voluntarily withdraw a controversial work call "Crucified Venus" from his show. The minister, who considers himself a progressive, is shocked at the amoral atmosphere surrounding the painter, his wife, and the three models living at his estate. The minister's wife is troubled also, and has to deal with latent sexual urges while trying to remain loyal to her husband. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Be seduced. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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25 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Sirenas  »

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$7,770,731
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Frustrated by her failure to snag Devlin, Portia de Rossi's character says she'll swear off men completely. This actress later "came out" as a lesbian and has since gotten married to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. See more »

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The beautiful green steam locomotive that is seen in an early scene is a NSWGR 38 class, which first entered service in 1942. See more »

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Norman Lindsay: [reading from newspaper] The repetitious excesses of Norman Lindsay have long been a source of consternation to clean-living citizens of this country. For many years he has painted men and women who seem to be slaves of cocaine or a similar drug which has reduced them to frenzied and shameless morbidity. Today, however, not content with scorning all standards of public decency, he has chosen to profane the most sacred image of the Christian church, the Crucifixion.
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Featured in 20 to 1: Sizzling Superstars (2009) See more »

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CALLIOPE HOUSE
Written by Dave Richardson
Gilderoy Music
Performed by Boys of the Lough
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A quite imperfect enchanting film
8 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

It is not the bosoms, really. No, there is an earnest quality here that is dependent on performances and landscapes and an essential moral tale than on the bounteousness of bums and bosoms frolicking in Australia. Neil is always good, Tara Fitzgerland is fine, and that often one-note Hugh Grant works perfectly as a priggish English priest who opens up ever so slightly when all is said and done. And much is said and some is done. There is some absolutley wonderful photography and some perfectly awful and obvious photography that would make Hallmark blush. Pretty good script with the story wandering about more than a bit. Shorter would have been better and the blue shots of nude statuary of indifferent quality by this nice but hardly profound Australian artist(on whose life and an episode therein, is it based)could have been a one-shot affair for my money. But I liked it for the performances.


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