Cactus (1986)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Oct 17, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Isabelle Huppert plays a French woman who travels to Australia after leaving her husband. Injured in an accident, Huppert is in danger of losing her sight. Her friends try to get her to "bond" with blind doctor Robert Menzies, who possesses a greenhouse full of cactus. In the big "Author's Statement" scene, Menzies likens his cactus to people who need special care, even though they seem to bloom only when neglected. The arrival of Isabelle's husband Jean-Pierre Mignon only serves to solidify the relationship between "human cacti" Huppert and Menzies.

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blindness [physical], decision, extramarital-affair, handicap, life-choices, love, romance