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The Children (1990)

Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

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... Martin Boyne
... Rose Sellars
Siri Neal ... Judith
... Joyce Wheater
... Cliffe Wheater
... Lady Zinnia Wrench
... Lord Wrench
... Sybil Lullmer
... Azariah Dobree
... Gerald Ormerod
... Duke of Mendip
Marie Helvin ... Princess Buondelmonte
... Miss Scope
Mark Asquith ... Terry
Anouk Fontaine ... Blanca
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Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

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Ben Kingsley and Rupert Graves also appeared in Maurice (1987). See more »

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Kim Novak
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Kim Novak- the great star of Vertigo, Bell Book and Candle, Middle Of The Night, Strangers When We Meet, Of Human Bondage, The Mirror Crack'd- and looking beautiful returned to films as star of "The Children" shot in Europe and co starring Oscar Winner Ben Kingsley and featuring a strong supporting cast that includes, Robert Stephens, Joe Don Baker, and two lovely actresses Geraldine Chaplin and in a small cameo Karen Black.

Kim Novak was a fine actress but her films such as Just A Gigolo and Liebestram in the latter part of her career were not widely distributed, thus few saw this fine actress at work in her more recent films. I do not know if this film is even out on DVD. Kim Novak delivers one speech in The Children particular powerfully and shows the range of a fine actress whose work is now being re discovered.


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