Desperate Remedies

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Desperate Remedies

new zealand period drama british colonial

Desperate Remedies

Release Date: November 26, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «Colonial romancing and complicating...»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   James Wallace Productions, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, Avalon/NFU Studios
Director    :   Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Producers    :   Trishia Downie, James Wallace
Writers    :   Stewart Main, Peter Wells
RunTime    :   93 mins.

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy?




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