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Ladies Room (1999)

In an ethereal, high-ceilinged room, women stand, waiting. Perhaps it's Purgatory and they're dead. In the room, two young women, one an actress and the other a psychologist, watch the last... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Parker ... Julia
Veronica Ferres ... Lauren
Lorraine Bracco ... Gemma
Greta Scacchi ... Lucia
John Malkovich ... Roberto
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ... Bill (as Allan Fawcett)
Dorothée Berryman ... Bag Lady
Steve Bratzlaff Steve Bratzlaff ... Filippo
John Glasspoole John Glasspoole ... Adam
Linda Smith Linda Smith ... Kelly (as Linda T. Smith)
Yahsmin Daviault Yahsmin Daviault ... Bree
Anne Dryburgh Anne Dryburgh ... Wig (as Anne Dryburg)
Genevieve DuPaul Genevieve DuPaul ... Dancer Student #4
Julien Irwin Dupuy ... Young Boy
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Luella (as Gillian Ferra Bee)
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In an ethereal, high-ceilinged room, women stand, waiting. Perhaps it's Purgatory and they're dead. In the room, two young women, one an actress and the other a psychologist, watch the last few days of their lives on a TV screen. Both are having affairs with married men, each has a long encounter with her lover's wife, and both these scenes take place in a ladies' room, one backstage at a play that's about to preview, the other at an opera house during the first act. The relationships between each pair of younger and older women take surprising turns, and in the room with the TV, a sylph asks probing and challenging questions of the two young women as they watch. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Damskie sprawy See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Fiction feature directorial debut for Italian editor Gabriella Cristiani. See more »

Quotes

Roberto: I have to see my Japanese clients.
Lauren: They don't look Japanese.
Roberto: That's what they want you to think! They've even hidden their cameras.
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Soundtracks

Beatrice di Tenda
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Music by Vincenzo Bellini
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Pretentious and cold
27 January 2006 | by tigerliliSee all my reviews

I agree with the above review...truly dreadful.

This film wastes good actors like Greta Scacchi and Lorraine Bracco and even Mr Malcovich with a dreadful accent and playing his usual character doesn't help anything. The problem is that it starts so badly and the good parts come too late. The idea of mistresses meeting the wives of the men they are seeing in ladies toilets is a great one, and full of potency. However the director's use of theatrical devices reminds me of a 3rd year drama student's end of year performance. To further compound the comparison, they add a dash of lipstick lesbianism and there is even a large glass bowl of Ferrero Roche chocolates which are supposed to be a classy addition I suspect.

This film is just like an extended version of the Ambassadors ball.


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