In a Savage Land (1999)

In a Savage Land





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Australian director Bill Bennett sets this exploration of sexual politics and cultural differences against the stunning vistas of the Trobriand Islands. In it, two anthropologists travel to a remote island in the South Pacific to study its culture in the 1930s. Evelyn (Maya Stange) is an adventurous free thinker, while her husband Phillip (Martin Donovan) is a rigid scholar bound to convention and propriety. Tension develops between the couple when Phillip fails to acknowledge what Evelyn sees … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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as Philip Spence

as Mick Carpenter
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Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for In a Savage Land

the setting is evocative of a paul bowles or w. somerset maughm story. perfect role for rufus sewell. i am a fan of martin donovan, but he isn't very charming in this role.

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