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  • 15
  • Biography, Comedy
  • 1969
  • 103 mins

Age of Consent

Age of Consent

Synopsis

An Australian artist far away from home decides to become a Gauguin primitive moves to a deserted island on the Great Barrier Reef. When he arrives, he discovers the island is populated by a drunken old harridanand her attractive granddaughter.

About

James Mason and Helen Mirren star in one of Michael Powell's final films, which adds an erotic dimension to its exploration of '60s liberality. Mason's artist discovers Mirren's nubile teen on an island, who he strips and paints at the first opportunity. Powell's deft exploration of the emotional effects of their encounter prove much more successful than the film's odd comic subplots.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Michael Boddy, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn, Andonia Katsaros, James Mason, Helen Mirren
  • Director: Michael Powell
  • Writer: Peter Yeldman
  • Producer: James Mason, Michael Powell
  • Photographer: Hannes Staudinger

A provocative watch, featuring an interesting early performance from Helen Mirren.

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