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LUST AND REVENGE

SYNOPSIS:
An erotic satire on organised religion and art, this is the story of tax avoidance as art, and infedility as punishable by sledge hammer. George Oliphant needs a tax write-off, so he decides to give a sculpture to the museum and let his useless daughter Georgina supervise the project. A sculptor is selected - in the usual sleazy way made - and a man with a good body is found to be her model. His name is Karl-Heinz, a very nice, normal man beset by sex-hungry women. And since poor Karl-Heinz has a wife who is deeper into new age out-of-body experiences than the here-and-now chemistry of sex, Karl-Heinz just does what comes naturally.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
This is a film with a bitter core; Cox believes we as a society tend to disregard the artist and the value of art, mistreating and degrading it. He says he made this film instead of going to a psychiatrist. "I was a bit pissed off…" Still, while the humour is very pointed, there is a highly entertaining mood to the film, and some great performances.

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LUST AND REVENGE
(Australia)

CAST: Nicholas Hope, Gosia Dobrowolska, Claudia Karvan, Victoria Eagger, Chris Haywood, Norman Kaye, Ulli Birve, Max Gillies, Robert Menzies, Wendy Hughes, John Hargreaves, Bryan Dore, Pamela Rabe, Paul Cox.

Gosia Dobrowolska Interview

PRODUCER: Jane Ballantyne, Paul Cox

DIRECTOR: Paul Cox

SCRIPT: Paul Cox, John Clarke

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nino Martinetti

EDITOR: John Scott

MUSIC: Paul Grabowsky

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Neil Angwin

RUNNING TIME: 95 mins.

 

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Ad Film

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: April 17, 1997







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