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The Serpent's Kiss ()


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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 more »

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Meneer Chrome
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Juliana
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Thomas Smithers
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James Fitzmaurice
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Thea / Anna
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Physician
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Secretary
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Mr. Galmoy
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Galmoy
Susan Fitzgerald ...
Mistress Clevely
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Pritchard
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Physician's Assistant
Henry King ...
Lead Reaper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Byrne ...
Garden Boy
Caimin Danaher ...
Garden Boy

Directed by

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Philippe Rousselot

Written by

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Tim Rose Price ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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John Battsek ... producer
Hans Brockmann ... executive producer
Kieran Corrigan ... executive producer
François Duplat ... executive producer
Robert Jones ... producer
Peter O'Malley ... executive producer
Tim Rose Price ... producer
Tracey Seaward ... co-producer

Music by

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Goran Bregovic

Cinematography by

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Jean-François Robin ... director of photography (as Jean Francois Robin)

Film Editing by

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Mick Audsley

Editorial Department

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Celia Haining ... second assistant editor
Kate Higham ... first assistant editor
Clive Noakes ... color timer

Casting By

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John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard

Production Design by

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Charles Garrad

Art Direction by

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Chris Lowe

Costume Design by

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Consolata Boyle

Makeup Department

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Orla Carrol ... hair stylist (as Orla Carroll)
Lorraine Glynn ... assistant hair stylist (as Lorraine Glynn Whelan)
Stevie Hall ... hair stylist
Sandra Kelly ... daily assistant hairdresser
Clare Lambe ... daily assistant makeup artist
Tara McHugh ... trainee makeup artist
Maire O'Sullivan ... key makeup artist
Joe Whelan ... trainee hair
Margot Wilson ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Laurent Gomes ... production manager
Luke Johnston ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marian Barlow ... second assistant director
Tanya Cawley ... third assistant director
Jim Gorman ... trainee assistant director
Luke Morris ... trainee assistant director
Martin O'Malley ... assistant director

Art Department

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Russ Bailey ... construction coordinator
Niamh Barry ... assistant art director
June Connon ... trainee props
Barry Cunningham ... stand-by carpenter
Eddie Cunningham ... carpenter (as Edward Cunningham)
Manus Daly ... carpenter
Romek Delmata ... storyboard artist
Alan Dunne ... trainee props
Cos Egan ... dressing props
Pascal Farrell ... carpenter
Michael Freaney ... construction rigger (as Michael Freeney)
Joe Gaynor ... painter
Paul Keogh ... carpenter
James Merrigan ... stand-by rigger
Colm Murnane ... carpenter
John Purdy ... chargehand stagehand
Gerry Quigley ... stagehand
Robert Reiley ... construction rigger
Bobby Richardson ... stand-by painter
Gerard Richardson ... painter (as Gerard Richardson)
Mark Rimmell ... property buyer
P.J. Smith ... dressing props
Keith Vowles ... property master
Graham Waters ... carpenter
Dave Whelan ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Nick Adams ... supervising sound editor
Mick Boggis ... sound
Gordon Brown ... dialogue editor
Felicity Cottrell ... foley artist (as Felicity Cotterell)
Marconi de Morais ... dubbing mixer
Matthew Desorgher ... boom operator
Mary Finlay ... foley editor
Deborah Gordon ... second boom operator
Tim Hands ... supervising dialogue editor
Gavin Le Mare ... boom operator
Peter Maxwell ... sound
Sam Southwick ... sound effects editor
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Ted Swanscott ... adr mixer
Simon J. Willis ... sound
Paul Wrightson ... assistant sound editor
Steve Hancock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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Adam Aldridge ... special effects technician
Jeremy Lovett ... special effects technician
Martin Neill ... special effects technician
Graham Povey ... special effects technician
Terry Schubert ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Donal O'Farrell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ciarán Barry ... focus puller
Con Dempsey ... gaffer
Kieran Dempsey ... best boy electric
Richie Donnelly ... clapper loader
Jean-Christophe Gannagé ... first assistant camera: second unit
Paul Hannan ... daily clapper loader
Jonathan Hession ... still photographer
Alice Madden ... camera trainee
Vince Madden ... electrician
Niall Mannion ... electrician
Sarah Moon ... special still photographer
Luke Quigley ... key grip
Brian Sheridan ... generator operator
Roger Tooley ... steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Mary Maguire ... casting associate
Lisa-Anne Porter ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Victoria Baker ... costume maker
Allison Byrne ... wardrobe assistant (as Alison Byrne)
Jill Graves Power ... costumer
Joanna Rice ... costume maker
Magdalen Rubalcava ... assistant costume designer
Karen Sharpe ... costume maker
Sue Wain ... wardrobe supervisor
Keith Watson ... costume maker

Music Department

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Srdjan Kurpjel ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Liam Agar ... unit driver
Peadar Gaffney ... transportation captain
Eamonn Murphy ... unit driver

Other crew

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Nicola Armstrong ... production secretary
Yvette Brestyanszky ... production executive
Emer Conroy ... trainee script supervisor
Amelie Latscha ... production executive
Stephen Masters ... titles designer
Carsten Meyer-Grohbrügge ... assistant: Francois Duplant
Stephen Neville ... floor runner
Deirdre O'Donnell ... floor runner
Anne O'Donoghue ... assistant accountant
Louise O'Malley ... production accountant (as Louise Westaway)
Lisa Parker ... production coordinator
Asha Radwan ... production trainee
Pat Rambaut ... script supervisor
Alexandra Schultze ... production executive
Jim Shortall ... assistant accountant
Julia Wilson Dickson ... dialect coach (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le baiser du serpent (France)
  • Der Schlangenkuss (Germany)
  • El beso de la serpiente (Spain)
  • Käärmeen suudelma (Finland)
  • Το φιλί του ερπετού (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ewan McGregor met his best friend Charley Boorman while making this movie. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Long Way Round (2004). 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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