The Serpent's Kiss Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Serpent's Kiss the Movie

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Great cast can't quite overcome the story's predictability. In 1699, young Dutch landscape artist Meneer Chrome (MacGregor) accepts a job at the remote English estate of Thomas Smithers (Postlethwaite) who wants a magnificent garden to present to his bored wife, Julianna (Scacchi). But Chrome is secretly employed by Juliana's scheming cousin, James Fitzmaurice (Grant), to bankrupt Smithers so that James can regain Juliana affections. Of course, Julianna casts her eyes on the handsome gardener instead, and then there's the matter of the Smithers' teenaged daughter, Thea (Chaplin). Rousselot is better known as a cinematographer (this is his first directorial effort) and the film at least looks gorgeous.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from British, French.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 17th Century, Great Britain, Romantic Triangles, Architects & Architecture
Tim Rose Price
Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant, Carmen Chaplin, Donal McCann, Charley Boorman
Jean-Francois Robin
Philippe Rousselot
Goran Bregovic

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