Rent Angels and Insects (1995)

3.4 of 5 from 87 ratings
1h 53min
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Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patsy Kensit star in this mesmerising story of a scientist who marries the woman of his dreams - only to find himself entangled in a nightmarish web of dark intrigue and shocking secrets! With stunning performances and breathtaking visuals, Angels and Insects is tantalising, hypnotic...and seething with sexuality. Taken in by a wealthy family after a failed expedition to the Amazon, biologist William Adamson (Rylance) wins the hand of his benefactor's daughter (Kensit) and believes his dreams of fame and fortune may finally come true.
But a servant (Thomas) has secret knowledge about his new family, and his visions of grandeur tarnish in light of an erotic decadence and illicit passion beyond his darkest fears.
, , , , , , , , , Lindsay Thomas, Michelle Sylvester, Clare Lovell, , Oona Haas, Angus Hodder, Margaret Golder, , Naomi Gudge, , John Veasey
Belinda Haas, Joyce Herlihy, Kerry Orent
A.S. Byatt, Belinda Haas
Paul Brown
Drama, Romance
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Run Time:
113 minutes
English Dolby Digital 3.0, German Dolby Digital 3.0
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, German Hard of Hearing, Greek
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
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Reviews (2) of Angels and Insects

Beware of the twist - Angels and Insects review by CSF

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A very weird film or shall I say, very original. I thought, to begin with, that it was a naive story with beautiful decor and costumes. Then little by little, very slowly you start to suspect a kind of rot under the silk and the flowers. I would have loved to see a sequel of that film!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

One for the prurient - Angels and Insects review by MH

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Call me prudish if you will, but I felt this film should have come with a Government Health Warning.

Mesmerising story? Stunning performances? Was I watching the same film as whoever wrote the blurb?

Mark Rylance was a huge disappointment who, if he had acting talent in 1995, certainly wasn't wasting it on this rubbish.

Patsy Kensit thought sitting about trying to be gorgeous constituted acting, and Douglas Henshall, who was the only one to do any serious acting, unfortunately played a hugely unlikeable character who will mainly be remembered for waving his naked erect member in the camera's face (quite unnecessarily).

Kristen Scott Thomas looked throughout as if she was wondering how she got herself caught up in this boring mess.

I only stuck it to the end because I thought there MUST be a brilliant twist to the plot to make it all worthwhile, but no, it ended tamely like a damp squib.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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