ANGELS AND INSECTS
Release Date: January 26, 1996
Starring: Mark Rylance, Kirstin Scott
Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Jeremy
Kemp, & Douglas Henshall
Genre: Romantic Drama
Runtime: 116 minutes
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Co.
Director: Philip Haas
PRODUCER: Lindsay Law
Producer: Joyce Herlihy & Belinda Haas
Writer: Belinda Haas & Philip Haas
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ANGELS AND INSECTS is a formidable tale of privileged excesses that has carried its indulgences too far. The Alabasters' ruinous tragedy is self-created, and the outsiders rise above the Alabasters' web of decadence because of the good found in themselves. From cast to costumes, the film is precise to the emotions and the drama without ever resorting to cinematic excesses. The themes of promiscuity, adultery, incest, suicide, extreme self-indulgences, and a sympathy to Darwinism theories are augmented by several explicit sexual scenes.