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March 20, 2006

Oscar and Lucinda - 6

Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett play Oscar and Lucinda, soulmates because of their one character flaw: gambling. Oscar is an Anglican priest who gives his winnings to the Church, while Lucinda is an heiress who took a risk and bought a glass works. They fall in love and eventually wager all on a strange idea, to deliver and build a glass church in the Australian outback. Based on the novel by Peter Carey, the story is set in 1800's England and Australia, and explores the complex of faith. As the characters try to figure out all of the events of their lives and see if they connect they realize that regrets and forgiveness is key to finding peace.

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