Cactus (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cactus (1987)




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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 relationship between "human cacti" Huppert and Menzies.


Jean-Pierre Mignon
as Jean-Francois
Julia Blake
as Cactus Lecturer
Lionel Kowal
as Eye Specialist
Tarni Jams
as Mother
Dawn Klingberg
as Pedestrian
Curtis Easton
as Young Robert
Kyra Cox
as Sister
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Critic Reviews for Cactus

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It seems like a 19th-century Victorian tale.

March 30, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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…

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