Man of Flowers (1983)
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as Charles Bremer
as Art teacher
as Coppershop Man
as Cleaning Lady
as Church Warden
Critic Reviews for Man of Flowers
Quirky and carefully photographed, Paul Cox's "Man of Flowers" is offbeat fun, a pleasantly languorous descent down the slopes of perversity.
Charles is a lonely man who nonetheless finds beauty in the world, and Cox finds beauty in him. A beauty that is only reinforced by Yuri Sokol's cinematography including a sunrise at film's end that could be confused with a painting by Turner.
An extraordinary psychodrama of a lonely man and his yearnings.
Audience Reviews for Man of Flowers
Man of Flowers is a strange little film, a product of the eighties, that shows a little skin and hands out a great deal of woo-woo mysticism in the process. The characters are drawn pretty thinly, the problems that each character faces are somewhat formulaic, and the print is dated. But there are a few bright spots. Norman Kaye, plays the eccentric, shy, Charles Bremer with an aristocratic reserve that is almost (almost) believable. Lisa (Alyson Best) is a beautiful young woman torn between this gentle soul and an abusive boyfriend, David (Chris Haywood), who is a tortured, has-been artist with several problems of his own. And Jane (Sarah Walker) is a girlfriend who offers Lisa relationship advice, but has designs on Lisa for herself. What little we know of what led Charles to this is told through flash-backs that appear as dreams, a device that is not entirely effective. It was entertaining, just not very.
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