Man of Flowers (1983)


Charles Bremer, a retired, wealthy aesthete, regularly hires Lisa, a young female artist’s model, to strip for him to the soundtrack of a Donizetti aria. Charles writes letters to his dead mother, plays church organ, loves flowers, and attends drawing classes. Lisa meanwhile is having problems with her chauvinist, drug-abusing boyfriend David, a modernistic painter who keeps hitting her for money. As Charles and Lisa form a strong attachment that has nothing to do with sex, it becomes clear that the aggressive David presents a problem that needs to be solved.

Director: Paul Cox.
Writers: Paul Cox (scenario), Bob Ellis (dialogue).
Stars: Norman Kaye, Alyson Best, Chris Haywood, Sarah L. Walker, Julia Blake, Bob Ellis, Barry Dickins, Patrick Cook, Victoria Eagger, Werner Herzog, Hilary Kelly, Eileen Joyce, James Stratford, Marianne Baillieu, Juliet Bacskai, Lirit Bilu, Dawn Klingberg, Tony Llewellyn-Jones.
Cinematographer: Yuri Sokol.


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