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The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

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Peter Duncan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Roxburgh ... Percy Grainger
Barbara Hershey ... Rose Grainger
Emily Woof ... Karen Holten
Claudia Karvan ... Alfhild de Luce
Simon Burke ... Herman Sandby
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Mrs. Lowery
Julia Blake ... Queen Alexandra
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... John Grainger
Martin Jacobs Martin Jacobs ... Doctor
Fiona Press ... Jenny the Maid
Genevieve Mooy Genevieve Mooy ... Ada Crossley
Peter Whitford ... Tour Manager
Jamie Croft ... Barrow Boy
Claire Paradine Claire Paradine ... Prostitute
Branden Zandstra Branden Zandstra ... Boy in park
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The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Passion: The Story of Percy Grainger See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Excellent and accurate of an important period in Grainger's life
15 January 2004 | by jpmpSee all my reviews

This is a hard movie to come by in the US, but if you can find it -- and you're interested in the life and music of Percy Aldridge Grainger, you're in for a treat. It's quite historically accurate. Richard Roxborough's Grainger looks astoundingly like Grainger at this period in time. Emily Woof's Karen Holten is quite a bit prettier than the real Karen, but that was an inaccuracy I was happy to discover (!). I think what really struck me though, was how well Roxborough captured Grainger's outrageous personality. Barbara Hershey's Rose was also a treasure. If she looks considerably younger than Rose did at that period, it is more than made up for in how well she captured Rose's obsession with Percy. It's an easy film to recommend. (I should note that when she saw "Passion" my wife had no particular affinity for (or knowledge of) Grainger and his music, but she was totally captivated by the film.


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