Desperate Remedies - 1993
James Wallace Productions - 1993
DVD UPC # 9330080001767; 097361532233
Cast: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappel, Clifford
Curtis, Michael Hurst, Kiri Mills.
Writers and Directors: Stewart Main and Peter Wells;
Cinematography: Leon Narbey; Editor: David Coulson; Designer:
Michael Kane; Music: Peter Scholes; Producer: James Wallace;
Associate Producer: Trishia Downie.
A rather camp, theatrical-style production set in the 19th
century New Zealand town of Hope. Elegant and attractive Dorothea
has a sister, Rose, addicted to opium and her boyfiend/supplier.
Dorothea hires a handsome immigrant, Lawrence, to lure Rose away
from this relationship. But Dorothea and Lawrence grow attracted
to each other. Dorothea already has a "suitor" in Anne, who
sensing a rival, pushes her into a marriage of convenience.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: C+
Official MP4 Trailer