Desperate Remedies (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |  
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Taking place in 19th-century New Zealand, this over-the-top melodrama stars Kevin Smith as Lawrence Hayes, who is spotted by the beautiful but reserved Dorothea Brook (Jennifer Ward-Lealand). She asks Lawrence to do her a favor and marry her sister Rose in order to keep Rose away from her drug-dealing boyfriend, Fraser (Cliff Curtis). In return, Dorothea agrees to remunerate Lawrence for his time by giving him a tract of land of his own. But, along with the land, Lawrence also desires Dorothea. Unfortunately, Dorothea refuses to let go of her girlfriend Anne (Lisa Chappell). The plot further thickens when it turns out that Dorothea is also engaged to marry political boss William Poyser (Michael Hurst).To solve all these problematic relationships, desperate remedies are indeed required, and Lawrence is ready to provide the solution.

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bisexuality, boyfriend, drug-dealer, engagement, lesbianism, love-triangle, marriage, marriage-arranged