Serpent's Kiss


This week's arthouse release.
Young Dutch architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous garden, to be carved from a wild patch of land beside his home. Chrome receives written instructions from his unseen master via a secretary, and the master is Juliana's cousin, Fitzmaurice, who had a romance with Juliana when they were young and who plans to make Thomas bankrupt via setting up the extravagant garden, and to make Juliana come back to him.

We regret that not much info is available - the film has not hit the US circuit yet.

104 minutes.
Parental guidance under 10 .
Drama



Credits

Cast
Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant, Carmen Chaplin, Donal McCann
Director
Philippe Rousselot
ScreenplayTim Rose Price
MusicGoran Bregovic
Sound formatsDolby
Made in1997
Produced byTrinity, Berryer Films, Nef, Red Parrot, Rose Price Battsek Productions, Canal+ Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Président Films





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
5
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
5
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
10
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
14
SAfm Sunday
Alan Swerdlow
6

Average .. 40%

8




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