Two Deaths

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

An intriguing failure from eccentric British director Nicolas Roeg (DON'T LOOK NOW). In an unnamed Eastern European country (apparently Romania), three middle-aged school friends (Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Nickolas Grace) gather for a lavish dinner party given annually by mysterious Dr. Daniel Pavenic (Michael Gambon). Their nostalgic reminiscences,...read more

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An intriguing failure from eccentric British director Nicolas Roeg (DON'T LOOK NOW). In an unnamed Eastern European country (apparently Romania), three middle-aged school friends (Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Nickolas Grace) gather for a lavish dinner party given annually

by mysterious Dr. Daniel Pavenic (Michael Gambon). Their nostalgic reminiscences, punctuated with sordid disclosures about their present lives, are interrupted occasionally by the bloody civil strife that rages outside Pavenic's opulent mansion. A fourth friend, Cinca (John Shrapnel), makes a

brief and menacing appearance late in the evening. Despite its overtly political trappings, this is really a story of monstrous, corrosive sexual fixation, a favorite Roeg theme explored most elaborately in BAD TIMING: A SENSUAL OBSESSION. Ana (Sonia Braga) is the object of Pavenic's lust, and he

gradually reveals to his ever more horrified guests the lengths to which he has gone to possess her. This stagy, claustrophobic film often stumbles over its equation of political and personal passions, but manages to weave a certain spell despite its flaws.

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: R
  • Review: An intriguing failure from eccentric British director Nicolas Roeg (DON'T LOOK NOW). In an unnamed Eastern European country (apparently Romania), three middle-aged school friends (Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, Nickolas Grace) gather for a lavish dinner… (more)

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