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Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Juliana Kossel (as Pascale Bussiéres)
... Amelia Glahn
... Cain Ball
... Zephyr Eccles
... Dr. Issac Solti
Ross McMillan ... Matthew Eccles / Voice of Peter Glahn
Frank Kowalski ... Man in Black
Breanne Dowhan ... Baby
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Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, he meets the mysterious Juliana Kossel who vanishes after stealing his heart. Once he arrives on the island, he goes to the family ostrich farm run by his sister Amelia. He finds Amelia living with a farmhand named Cain Ball who fears that Peter's return will endanger the agreement he made with Amelia that will see him inherit the farm. Amelia has since fallen for the vain Dr. Isaac Solti who controls the island and has a hold on both Zephyr Eccles, the widow of a local fisherman, and Juliana, Peter's dream girl from the ship. Solti's true obsession is a recently discovered statue of Venus that possesses strange powers. All the characters meet at Solti's lab where the sexual tensions erupt. Written by pr1mal_1

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10 April 1998 (UK)  »

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Shelley Duvall was Guy Maddin's only choice for the role of Amelia Glahn. See more »

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Juliana Kossel: Mandragora. There is no night there now. Daylight shouts in your ear. Did night-time hold you down by the wrists? Where did you get those bracelets, bracelet-scars?
Peter Glahn: Prison. Prison. Prison...
Juliana Kossel: You have the look of a cornered animal, very menacing. Did you go mad?
Juliana Kossel: And what now? Now that you're free.
Peter Glahn: Home. To Mandragora.
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Lead credits contain a stylised question mark under Frank Gorshins name (in reference to his previous role as The Riddler) See more »

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Referenced in Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight (1997) See more »

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saw the preview of this in Dallas
31 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is really odd. I saw this movie when it previewed in Dallas Texas at the AMC movie theaters, Shelly Duvall was there in person. . A very nice lady. After the movie ran, she walked to the front of the theater to talk about the film. The host or interviewer said 'I have a question, Shelly? What was that?" She looked very embarrassed and said " Well, i guess this is the kind of movie you do for experience.' Yeah. as if this seasoned actress needs the experience. anyway I felt sorry for her as she was being told what the audience had experienced was a very strange film that was not all that great. All i have to say is there is a lot of beauty in the film, though it is kind of odd. i didn't really like or dislike the film. It was sort of a fairy tale gone to mars or something.-Thanks.-


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