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The Children (1990)

Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Sir Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

Director:

Tony Palmer

Writers:

Edward Michie (additional dialogue), Timberlake Wertenbaker | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Martin Boyne
Kim Novak ... Rose Sellars
Siri Neal Siri Neal ... Judith
Geraldine Chaplin ... Joyce Wheater
Joe Don Baker ... Cliffe Wheater
Britt Ekland ... Lady Zinnia Wrench
Donald Sinden ... Lord Wrench
Karen Black ... Sybil Lullmer
Robert Stephens ... Azariah Dobree
Rupert Graves ... Gerald Ormerod
Terence Rigby ... Duke of Mendip
Marie Helvin Marie Helvin ... Princess Buondelmonte
Rosemary Leach ... Miss Scope
Mark Asquith Mark Asquith ... Terry
Anouk Fontaine Anouk Fontaine ... Blanca
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Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Sir Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzieci See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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| (VHS)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Sir Ben Kingsley and Rupert Graves appeared in Maurice (1987). See more »

Connections

Remake of The Marriage Playground (1929) See more »

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worthwhile adult drama
24 August 2001 | by theehtSee all my reviews

Kingsley and Novak give memorable performances in this adult drama about a beautiful middle aged woman who competes with his children for the love of a widower. Too bad this underseen drama didn't lead to more roles for Kim. She is startingly beautiful. Karen Black, though, is wasted, in an extremely small cameo.


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