The Eye of the Storm Sunday, 29 March 2020

The Eye of the Storm

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and themes.

  • The pitch:

    Caught in the glare of the tempest.

  • Starring:

    Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Judy Davis, Maria Theodorakis, Alexandra Schepisi, Colin Friels, Peter Houghton, John Gaden

  • Directed by:

    Fred Schepisi

  • Running time:

    119 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)


    A woman hits her head, a woman hits her forehead, a woman collapses, a woman commits (implied) suicide. Dropped tray, broken glass. Property damage, debris. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Grazed head, bloody cheek, bloody eyebrow, blood on clothing, blood smears. Wound stitched and bandaged (needle seen piercing skin). Broken arm mentioned. Animal corpses, human corpses.


    A man has sex with several women. A woman massages a man's genitals. Kissing, groping, flirting. Sexual perversion, affairs, infidelity mentioned. Sexual innuendo. A woman spies her husband behaving intimately with her mother. Incest implied. Nudity: Naked man seen from behind (genitals visible between legs). Nude man and woman in bed (breasts partially seen). Woman undressing. Nightwear, underwear. Cleavage.


    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails, fortified wine). Intoxication. Smoking. Prescription medication administered and discussed; morphine mentioned. A nurse tampers with a woman's medication.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, pen*s. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Religious references.


    Family, bitterness, memories, regression, inheritance, dementia, flashbacks, hallucination, upper classes, theatre, greed, stubbornness, power, rejection, mental instability, hired help, ethics, siblings, death, dying.


    Infirm mother. Ex-husband, deceased mother, deceased father mentioned. Stroke, bronchitis mentioned. Nursing staff wear a dying woman's clothes and jewellery. Flocks of birds (seagulls, black swans), horses, maggot, fly, fish, dogs, dead bird, dead horse. Helicopter, lightning, commode, broken mirror, platypus-fur blanket, fur stoles worn. Seafood, oysters, roast meat, pies eaten; barbecuing meat, food wastage. Swollen feet. Some French language (subtitled), German songs. Based on the novel by Patrick White.


    Superb performances, intelligent, visually sumptuous, solid screenplay, gorgeous production design, lustrous score, graceful editing.


    Limited audience appeal, weighty narrative, over-ambitious.

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