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Painted Angels (1998)

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The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Brenda Fricker ... Annie Ryan
Kelly McGillis ... Nettie
Meret Becker ... Katya
Bronagh Gallagher ... Eileen
Lisa Jakub ... Georgie
Anna Mottram Anna Mottram ... Ada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adnan Adrovic Adnan Adrovic
Kent Allen Kent Allen ... Dr. Belcher
Wayne Apostle Wayne Apostle
Ian Black Ian Black
Alan Bratt Alan Bratt ... Sam
Dwayne Brenna Dwayne Brenna ... Oscar
Michael Burns Michael Burns ... Joe
Bob Clout Bob Clout ... Judge
Elyssa Dombowsky Elyssa Dombowsky ... Julia
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The story centers on the life of a bordello in a midwestern prairie town in the 1870s. The whorehouse is run by pragmatic madam Annie Ryan and the film follows the life of several of her girls. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes even saints are forced to become sinners

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

31 July 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wicked, Wicked West See more »

Filming Locations:

Saskatchewan, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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None of the actresses wore make-up apart from the scenes were the prostitutes were on duty. See more »

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Katya's Theme
Inspired by "Winterreise" by Franz Schubert
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Thank God, it's not Hollywood mainstream!!
3 February 1999 | by ÅsaSee all my reviews

This film shows the real thing, how it probably was working at a small-town bordello during late 19th century. Nothing fancy at all. This is what it really was like. I liked the unusual structure of the film, the status quo-feeling that is so much more real compared to the basic -beginning-build up-the hero's back on top- structure. This is a great film! Unfortunately, it's an acquired taste.


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