Film: Oscar and Lucinda

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Oscar and Lucinda

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Oscar (Fiennes) is a priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda (Blanchett) is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies society’s rules. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their lives are changed forever.

Related Works

Album:Oscar and Lucinda: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Oscar and Lucinda: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Thomas Newman

Book:Oscar and Lucinda: A Novel

Oscar and Lucinda: A Novel

Peter Carey

This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance of the sort that could only take place in 19th-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent, a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms, could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine becomes allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism that culminates in a demented scheme to transport a glass church across the Outback.

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