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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

Inspired by Bellini's opera "Beatrice Di Tenda." See more »

Quotes

Lauren: I didn't know you were pregnant
Lucia: [Pointing to stomach] What do you think this is? A cushion?
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Soundtracks

Beatrice di Tenda
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Music by Vincenzo Bellini
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A Gem!
5 August 2000 | by itwoodsSee all my reviews

While the film is most definitely not what the video cover would suggest (a farce), it does turn out to be a wonderful surreal comedy, with (gasp!) a point to the story. I understand why some may be to say the least disappointed however, I found it to be very entertaining art piece, which is not easily done. Recommended for viewers who enjoy something a bit off (not in a screwball way, but in an artistic way). Those who are looking for a good classic farce (and I love a good farce) are better off with "Clue" or "Noises Off", two of my personal favorites.


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