Oscar and Lucinda
|Director of Photography:||Geoffrey Simpson|
|Production Designer:||Luciana Arrighi|
|Producers:||Robin Dalton and Timothy White|
|Fox Searchlight; R; 131 minutes|
|Cast:||Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds and Tom Wilkinson|
|Based on the novel by Peter Carey|
A quaint film with one of the most offbeat plots in recent memory, Oscar and Lucinda works on many levels — visual, metaphysical, spiritual. Its main flaw lies in the script, which is burdened with in-your-face symbolism. Shy Oscar Hopkins (Fiennes) sacrifices a career as a clergyman for his gambling habit. He finds a soulmate in spunky Lucinda Leplastrier (Blanchett), an heiress who's obsessed with glass and gambling. Their ultimate roll of the dice comes when Oscar tries to deliver a fragile glass church across Australia to a friend of Lucinda's (Hinds).