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Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)

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 »

Director:

Guy Maddin

Writer:

George Toles

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pascale Bussières ... Juliana Kossel (as Pascale Bussiéres)
Shelley Duvall ... Amelia Glahn
Frank Gorshin ... Cain Ball
Alice Krige ... Zephyr Eccles
R.H. Thomson ... Dr. Issac Solti
Ross McMillan Ross McMillan ... Matthew Eccles / Voice of Peter Glahn
Frank Kowalski Frank Kowalski ... Man in Black
Breanne Dowhan 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

Lead credits contain a stylised question mark under Frank Gorshins name (in reference to his previous role as The Riddler) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Guy Maddin: His Winnipeg (2014) See more »

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TERRIBLE!!!
15 June 2020 | by rbaron-96433See all my reviews

I CAN'T BELIEVE this was produced in 1997. This is worse than the old 80's fantasy/adventure movies. The production quality and acting leave a LOT to be desired. Very low quality production - worse than I expected for the late 90s. Not even wide-screen!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Twilight of the Ice Nymphs See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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