Desperate Remedies is a feature film from New Zealand in 1993 , a collaboration between two directors, Stuart Maine and Peter Wells . The main roles in this film were played by Jennifer Ward-Leland , Kevin Smith , Lisa Chappell , Michael Hurst and Cliff Curtis . The film premiered on November 25, 1993 in Australia . The film was well received by the public and film critics, as a result it received several awards and nominations at various film festivals, including in New Zealand itself.
|Producer||Stuart Maine |
|Stuart Maine |
|In the main|
|Jennifer Ward-Liland |
|Film company||Avalon / NFU Studios|
|A country||New Zealand|
The film takes place in New Zealand at the end of the 19th century . The main characters of the picture are two sisters. The older sister's name is Dorothea, she is an intelligent woman and has her own business. The younger sister, Rosa, is unreasonable and got in touch with some nasty type of Fraser. She loves him and is already expecting a child from him, and he draws her into drug use and wants to marry her only because of her rich inheritance.
Dorothea is looking for a way to save Rosa from Fraser, she is ready to spend a lot of money to pay off him. Dorothea finds some rude but handsome guy Lawrence Hayes. She offers him a deal. He must charm Rosa, marry her, and in this way get rid of Dreiser. Lawrence succeeds, and Dorothea generously rewards him with a large land allotment for the service rendered.
But Lawrence is not satisfied only with Rosa - he falls in love with Dorothea, but she does not reciprocate with him. The local politician William Poycer also claims to Dorothea - he needs money and hopes to improve his financial situation through marriage with a rich bride. But Dorothea does not need a politician, she is a lesbian, she loves her maid Anne Cooper, with whom she wants to continue her love relationship.
- Jennifer Ward-Leland - Dorothea Brooke
- Lisa Chappell - Anne Cooper, Dorothea's Mistress
- Kevin Smith - Lawrence Hayes
- Michael Hurst - William Poiser, Local Politician
- Kiri Mills - Rose, Dorothea's sister
- Cliff Curtis - Fraser, Rose's lover
- Bridget Armstrong - Mary Ann