Middleton's Changeling (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Thriller, Period Film  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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It took seven years and $2.5 million to film this British modernization of The Changeling (c. 1623) by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. With period costumes by Elizabeth Emanuel (designer of Princess Di's wedding dress) and scenes of modern-day Spain, the film mixes past and present. Alsemero (Colm O Maonlai) from Valencia loves Alicante's Beatrice (Amanda Ray-King), who's due to marry Alonso (Guy Williams). De Flores (Ian Dury) wants to deflower Beatrice, so when she asks him to kill Alonso, he asks for a payment in sex. The situation gets steamier and riskier when Beatrice has her virginal maid (Julia Tarnoky) slip between the sheets with Alsemero as a wedding-night substitute. Some interior sets were constructed in a parking lot at England's Pinewood Studios.