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Cactus (1986)

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Isabelle Huppert plays a French woman who travels to Australia after leaving her husband. Injured in an accident, Huppert is in danger of losing her sight. Her friends try to get her to "bond" with blind doctor Robert Menzies, who possesses a greenhouse full of cactus. In the big "Author's Statement" scene, Menzies likens his cactus to people who need special care, even though they seem to bloom only when neglected. The arrival of Isabelle's husband Jean-Pierre Mignon only serves to solidify the

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Drama, Romance, Art House & International

Bob Ellis

Mar 29, 2005

International Spectrafilm

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A qualified accomplishment ... Part and parcel of its limitations, though, is Cactus's genuine will to stand apart, offering rich textures and unexpected pleasures.

July 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
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It seems like a 19th-century Victorian tale.

March 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A wonder-filled Australian film about a love affair between two people characterized by a blend of caring and sharing.

October 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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