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A Man of Flowers Details

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The Australian Man of Flowers stars Norman Kaye in the title role. A painter, Kaye has earned his nickname from his beautifully rendered flower portraits. He uses his artistic skills as a means of channelling his repressed sexual yearnings, especially his feelings towards nude model Alyson Best. When flowers no longer quench his carnal thirsts, Kaye expresses himself on his pipe organ, hammering out impassioned songs as a sort of musical cold shower. A flashback, which is meant to explain Kaye's hang-ups (but deliberately does not) features German director Werner Herzog in an unbilled cameo as Kaye's father. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Australian Film Institute Awards Norman Kaye Best Actor 1983 Winner

Cast

Norman Kaye
as Charles Bremer
Alyson Best
as Lisa
Chris Haywood
as David
Julia Blake
as Art teacher
Bob Ellis
as Psychiatrist
Barry Dickins
as Postman
Patrick Cook
as Coppershop Man
Victoria Eagger
as Angela
Werner Herzog
as Father
Hilary Kelly
as Mother
Eileen Joyce
as aunt
Marianne Baillieu
as Aunts
Lirit Bilu
as florist
Juliet Bacskai
as florist
Dawn Klingberg
as Cleaning Lady
Tony Llewellyn-Jones
as Church Warden

Crew

Paul Cox
Director
Paul Cox
Producer
Jane Ballantyne
Producer
Paul Cox
Screenwriter
Bob Ellis
Dialogue Writer
Bob Ellis
Screenwriter
Yuri Sokol
Cinematographer
Gaetano Donizetti
Featured Music
Asher Bilu
Art Director
Lirit Bilu
Set Designer
Lirit Bilu
Costume Designer
Lloyd Carrick
Sound Recordist
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