Country Life (1994)


Genres
Drama, Romance
Runtime
1h 58min
Age rating
PG-13

Cast

Greta Scacchi
Deborah Voysey
Kerry Fox
Sally Voysey
Sam Neill
Dr. Max Askey
John Hargreaves
Jack Dickens
Michael Blakemore
Alexander Voysey
Maurie Fields
Fred Livingstone
Bryan Marshall
Mr. Pettinger

Synopsis

Adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" set in rural Australia in the 1920s. Jack Dickens and his niece Sally run the family farm to support brother-in-law Alexander as a (supposedly brilliant) literary critic in London. Action begins when Alexander returns with his beautiful young wife Deborah, revealing himself as an arrogant failure and wanting to sell the farm out from under Jack. Blakemore introduces themes about Australia's separation from England, as well as expanding the pacifist and ecological philosophies espoused by the local Doctor Max Askey.

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