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The Serpent's Kiss (1997)

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Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe Rousselot

Writer:

Tim Rose Price (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ewan McGregor ... Meneer Chrome
Greta Scacchi ... Juliana
Pete Postlethwaite ... Thomas Smithers
Richard E. Grant ... James Fitzmaurice
Carmen Chaplin ... Thea / Anna
Donal McCann ... Physician
Charley Boorman ... Secretary
Gerard McSorley ... Mr. Galmoy
Britta Smith ... Mrs. Galmoy
Susan Fitzgerald Susan Fitzgerald ... Mistress Clevely
Pat Laffan ... Pritchard
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Physician's Assistant
Henry King Henry King ... Lead Reaper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Byrne David Byrne ... Garden Boy
Caimin Danaher Caimin Danaher ... Garden Boy
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Storyline

Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous garden, to be carved from a wild patch of land beside his home. Chrome receives written instructions from his unseen master via a secretary, and the master is Juliana's cousin, Fitzmaurice, who had romance with Juliana when they were young and plans to make Thomas bankrupt via setting up extravagant garden and to make Juliana come back to him. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »

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Never theatrically released in the UK, or Ireland, where it was filmed See more »

Quotes

Juliana: You can't swim. I suppose you could drown, though. Anybody can do that. Even on dry land.
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Thoroughly Enjoyable
30 July 2002 | by MummyPhanSee all my reviews

Well, to say the least I "thoroughly enjoyed" this movie. Having only watched it on TV I may not have seen it in it's entirety but what I did see I liked. Ewan McGregor just can't be bad in anything I suppose, or at least I haven't seen a movie yet where he didn't steal the show with his dazzling ability to become his character. The movie itself had quite a beautiful look to it and the odd loveliness of the daughter in the movie really gave you a funny sense all throughout it. It's not your ordinary tale, but the writing was wonderful and the acting superb. If you like odd love stories with a twist, this is the perfect example. And it doesn't hurt if you like Ewan McGregor, he absolutely shines.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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