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Cleopatra's Second Husband Details

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Jon Reiss made his feature directorial debut with this psychological drama. In Los Angeles, Hallie (Bitty Schram) keeps her photographer husband Robert (Paul Hipp) under her thumb, dictating sex on demand. She ignores Robert's weak protests when she allows friends of friends to occupy their house during their upstate New York vacation. Back in L.A., they find the couple let their fish die amid a messy house. Nevertheless, since inconsiderate Zack (Boyd Kestner) and sexy Sophie (Rhada Mitchell) haven't made much of an effort to find a place of their own, Hallie and Robert let them stick around -- despite the couple's crude manners and loud sex sessions. However, when Hallie sees Robert has fallen for Sophie, she explodes and exits. A few minutes later, Sophie also splits. Echoes of Harold Pinter's Harold Pinter (1963) reverb and demented behavior rises to the surface as the two men then struggle for dominance. Reiss claims he found the premise for this script from a real-life incident when he loaned his house to filmmaker Amos Poe and came back some weeks later to find the fish dead. The title, says Reiss, is a reference to Marc Antony's relationship with Cleopatra. Shown at the 1998 L.A. Independent Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:September 15, 2000

Crew

Jonathan Reiss
Director
Jonathan Reiss
Producer
Jill Goldman
Producer
David Scott Rubin
Producer
Jacqui de la Fontaine
Producer
Jonathan Reiss
Screenwriter
Matt Faw
Cinematographer
Cary Berger
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Pross
Musical Direction/Supervision
Toby Yates
Editor
John Diminico
Production Designer
Thomas Thurnauer
Production Designer
Chris Beckman
Co-producer
Mark B. Lasser
Co-producer
Peter Getty
Executive Producer
Claire Best
Executive Producer
Scott Freeman
Costume Designer
George Bamber
First Assistant Director
Lindsay Chag
Casting
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