Passion


Set in England, 1914, this is a look at a moment in the life of Percy Grainger, the famous Australian pianist and composer. He is something of an eccentric multi-talented genius, way ahead of his time. He has an almost erotic relationship with his mother. After being rebuffed by the fiancee of his best friend, he develops a relationship with one of his pupils. This leads to a semi-three-way setup between him, her and his mother. He is into S-&-M, which his mother does not approve of, causing conflict in their relationship. Expect some great music, and some philosophy about music.


102 minutes.
No persons under 16 .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

Why do you love your mother more than me?
Why do you love your mother more than me?

Credits

Cast
Barbara Hershey, Richard Roxburgh, Emily Woof, Claudia Karvan, Simon Burke, Linda Cropper
Director
Peter Duncan
ScreenplayJohn Bird, George Goldsworthy
MusicShirley Walker, Stephen Warbeck
CinematographyMartin McGarth
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byBeyond Films, Hollywood Partners, The Australian Film Finance Corporation, The Movie Network





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
14
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
5
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
15
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
12
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
20

What the People say

Internet
14 Netizens
12

Average .. 60%

12

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Interesting costume drama about an interesting man. The film shows how a domineering mother can influence the paths her children follow through life, and how mistreatment in childhood can express itself as perversions in later life. It also contrasts the physical abuse of S&M with the violence of war. Along the way, it throws in lots of questions about what is *good* music.






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