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Miranda (2002)

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A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears, he travels down to London to search for her, only to discover that ... See full summary »

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Marc Munden

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Rob Young
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christina Ricci ... Miranda
John Simm ... Frank
Kyle MacLachlan ... Nailor
John Hurt ... Christian
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Rod
Cavan Clerkin ... Gerry
Matthew Marsh ... Charles
Pik Sen Lim ... Mrs. Wang (as Pik-Sen Lim)
Joanne Froggatt ... Jacquie
Tamsin Greig ... Receptionist
Ryozo Kohira Ryozo Kohira ... Japanese Businessman
Dennis Matsuki Dennis Matsuki ... Interpreter
Carol Sua Carol Sua ... Mrs. Wang's Sister
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Storyline

A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears, he travels down to London to search for her, only to discover that she has three identities, dancer, dominatrix and conwoman. But which one is the real Miranda?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Miranda de Marc Munden See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Two silver hair clips abruptly disappear from Miranda's hair during her "Thelma and Louise" conversation with Christian. See more »

Quotes

Miranda: It's like whatever we say becomes true.
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Connections

References Tian huang ju xing (1976) See more »

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Take the good with the bad
9 July 2003 | by MarshallStaxSee all my reviews

"Miranda" has nice performances, well-composed and lighted shots, snappy editing, whimsical and funny moments... so then why does it ultimately fail to make a lasting impression? Perhaps because there is so little connection to the "real world", as evidenced by the way that not a single character in this piece behaves in the manner a real person would. The entire film is an artificial construct, an abstract meditation on human nature that sadly fails to reference anything recognizable in most peoples' lives. The result is a film that bores, but occasionally rewards.

That said, the writing is clever and even rises to the inspired once or twice. Likewise, the visual sophistication of what and how things appear in-frame, the camera movements and the just-right switching between shots and angles points to something far beyond competency. Let's just say that "Miranda" was an artfully realized misfire, a "nice try" for all those involved. Let's hope they all move on to find something that suits their particular muses better.


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