Oscar and Lucinda (1997) 720p YIFY Movie

Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ...

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  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.14G
  • Resolution: 720x304 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: French
  • Run Time: 132
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Oscar and Lucinda (1997) 720p

In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him through a sign to leave his father and his faith and join the Church of England. Lucinda is a teen-aged Australian heiress who has an almost desperate desire to liberate her sex from the confines of the male-dominated culture of the Australia of that time. She buys a glass factory and has a dream of building a church made almost entirely of glass, and then transporting it to Bellingen, a remote settlement on the north coast. Oscar and Lucinda meet on a ship going to Australia; once there, they are for different reasons ostracized from society, and as a result "join forces" together. Oscar and Lucinda are both passionate gamblers, and Lucinda bets Oscar her entire inheritance that he cannot transport the glass church to the Outback safely. Oscar accepts her wager, and this leads to the events that ...


The Director and Players for Oscar and Lucinda (1997) 720p

[Director]Gillian Armstrong
[Role:]Ralph Fiennes
[Role:]Ciaran Hinds
[Role:]Cate Blanchett


The Reviews for Oscar and Lucinda (1997) 720p


Reviewed byQueenMagVote: 8/10/10

I am not one for love stories, but this one truly moved me. It iswonderfully strange! It's nothing like anything I've seen before. I lovedthe awkwardness of Oscar and Lucinda, and the way that we had a chance tosee (at length} who they were before they ever met each other. It madetheir attraction to one another make sense (something so rare in cinematicromances).

I think this is Ralph Fiennes' best performance of his career, and he'sproved his versatility. Compare his Oscar to his Count in The English Patient- completely different people, not even carrying themselves in the same way!This was a very good role for him. Cate Blanchett was really the standoutfor me; I took notice of her right away, and determined to keep an eye outfor her future performances (she did a terrific job in the flawed"Elizabeth").

Of course, the film is beautifully made (I wouldn't expect anything lessfrom Gillian Armstrong) and imaginative ... the way it depicts reality asalmost surreal, and the surreal as quite real ... it'slovely.

On the one hand, this is a sad film, in that it's about two people who arejust ... odd. They don't really fit in anywhere, and people don'tunderstand them. Neither Oscar nor Lucinda are even anticipating (oraspiring) to be understood, and yet they find, and take comfort in, oneanother. Here is where the film turns from sad to joyful ... it isthrilling to see the surprise and delight they express as they discover thatthey have found their soulmates. I have to say that I found, in theirstory, a true (and hopeful) portrayal of love.

Reviewed byKatharineFanaticVote: /10

There are many films that are so controversial yet so beautiful, they appealto only a select number of individuals. "Oscar & Lucinda" is one suchtriumph. It manages to border on heresy and yet sustain profoundness.Altogether a masterful piece of work from one of my favorite directors(Armstrong also filmed "Charlotte Gray," and "Little Women"), with anabsolutely stunning, star-studded (before they were "big")cast.

You simply cannot comment on the film without considering the two leadingcast members. Cate Blanchett is stunning here. She was beautiful, aloof, andimpressive as "Elizabeth," but her role as the uncertain yet adventurousLucinda is extremely memorable. Note her childish transformation intowomanhood -- the discovery that not all tales have happy endings, that loveeventually leads to sorrow. Her scenes with Ralph Fiennes literally cracklewith intensity. These are two actors who manage to convince us they're notacting. The passion and devotion put into the role gives the film it'ssparkle beyond the stunning cinematography and absolutely breathtakingmusical score. Ralph Fiennes is rapidly becoming one of my favorite actors.He's extremely versatile and never shies away from challenging roles,whether it's a heartless Nazi in WWII, a Cambridge professor caught up inthe throes of a quiz show scandal, or the impassioned Evgene Onegin. With"Oscar" we see him literally at his finest. The appropriately-nicknamedAcademy Award should have been handed to him the day this sweet littleAustralian film premiered. His Oscar is passionate, guilt-ridden, complex,and utterly sweet. If you're not in tears by the end, you've not managed togive your heart over to one of the most fascinating literary characters evercreated.

The sub-roles are all very good (Richard Roxburg in yet ANOTHER 'villainous'lead, but no one minds his untimely demise; Cirian Hinds in the upper-crustrole of a minister shocked by his lady friend's gambling habits, evenGeoffrey Rush as the unseen narrorator) and lend themselves to a highlyromantic atmosphere. I love a slowly unfolding, deep love story but dislikesuperficial attachments. In the course of this film you believe Oscar &Lucinda actually get to know one another. They're involved in a series of"narrow hits and misses," which make the ending all the more tragic. They"connect" in a way other people cannot; in a world full of round holes, twosquare pegs make the perfect match.

The religious aspect of this film is also highly interesting. As a Christianmyself, I regard anything bordering on heresy with wary suspicion. At firstglance, the film borderlines on blasphemy, as Oscar so prudently considersin a key scene ("... unless it is blasphemy to consider mortal pleasure onthe level of the divine!") when comparing eternal salvation to gambling("It's all a gamble, isn't it?"), but if you take the time to explore itmore fully, there are very realistic truths tucked in with theuncertainties. Oscar eventually does find Truth and clings to his beliefs tothe bitter end. The rivalry between different denominations is alsonotable.

Older viewers seeking enthralling but not necessarily upliftingentertainment will find "Oscar & Lucinda" an excellent way to spend a coupleof hours, particularly in a group. There is one scene of sexual content thatis offensive (although clothed and necessary to the plot; for my ownenjoyment, I always skip this provincial scene) but otherwise the film issurprisingly light in content. But it's a movie you shouldn't enter lightly.Out of the group of friends I showed it to one weekend, two out of fivefound it "depressing." But the rest of us were enthralled.

Reviewed byxenophilVote: 7/10/10

This beautifully made romance has an odd appeal. I only ranked it aseven,because it has some flaws - the complicated story is is not renderedclearlyin all its details (I could not figure out what was going on with theReverend Haslitt, for example) and the style tends towards agothic/romanticmanneredness in places.

All the same, I recommend it for anyone who can tolerate the genre. Ilovethese two actors, Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett. They and thesupportingcast, including the bit parts, fill out their roles with life, warmth andpoignancy. There are numerous evocative touches in the details of theproduction - the mysterious moving church in the opening scene, forexample,the music, the costumes, and the sets. The story is unique, original,character-based, and there are some unexpected flashes of insight intohumannature.

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