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All Men Are Mortal (1995)

Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.

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Ate de Jong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irène Jacob ... Regina
Stephen Rea ... Fosca
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Annie
Colin Salmon ... Chas
Maggie O'Neill ... Florence
John Nettles ... Sanier
Steve Nicolson ... Laforet
Jango Edwards Jango Edwards ... Adelson
Derek de Lint ... Bertus
Chiara Mastroianni ... Françoise
David Healy ... Movie Producer
Michael Gaunt Michael Gaunt ... Mayor of Rouen
George Raistrick George Raistrick ... Police Chief
Jane Wymark ... Actor (Gertrude)
Terence McGinity Terence McGinity ... Actor (Claudius)
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Melodrama about a man cursed with immortality, who tries to declare his undying love for a depressed actress.

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She longed to be remembered... by a man who wanted to forget.

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Drama

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Based on the 1946 novel All Men Are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir. See more »

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Unlikeable bunch - curio value only.....
2 January 2004 | by CRUSHTRASHSee all my reviews

Should've gone with the previous reviewer's 'warning' and not video'd the Jan 1st 3am showing. However there were some interesting moments and appearances - but these do not make this a satisfying cinematic experience. In fact they show how unpleasant and dysfunctional most of the characters are. The leads' presence and acting skill are not enough to lift this from C-movie territory, although as text it may well have worked far better. Occasional strange overdubs ('hospital laughing' scene is so bad it is in fact laughable) and apparent odd edits (may have been ITV's hands though) just add to the lack of atmosphere.

Oddities/highlights include the sole 'warm' character in the film, the lead female's Maid, who should be commended for introducing the only real human elements into this production. John Nettles' appearance as the slightly bumbling Theatre Company Director is quite endearing, and the post-intercourse scene Trumpet-Playing is pretty surreal. Steve Nicolson's ham-actor character with apparent socialist tendencies is somewhat confusing, and the inclusion of his boxing scene (where he gets decked whilst spouting self-written poetry by his true working-class opponent) is lightly humourous, if somewhat detached from the rest of the movie.

Overall a lot of the cast were capable of far more, and you wonder why they were doing this in 1995! Certainly curio value only.


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UK | Netherlands | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Imortal See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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