Oscar and Lucinda

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Oscar and Lucinda ★★½ 1997 (R)

A priest and a glassworks heiress are united by a shared passion for gambling; together they attempt to transport a glass church through 1860s Australian wilderness. Fiennes' performance as the vulnerable and flailing Oscar is particularly good. Narrated by Geoffrey Rush. Based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Peter Carey. 131m/C VHS, DVD . Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Roxburgh, Clive Russell, Bille Brown, Josephine Byrnes, Barnaby Kay, Barry Otto, Linda Bassett; D: Gillian Armstrong; W: Laura Jones; C: Geoffrey Simpson; M: Thomas Newman; Nar: Geoffrey Rush. Australian Film Inst. ‘98: Cinematog., Score.