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Rough Magic

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Original title
Rough Magic
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Clare Peploe, James Hadley Chase
Music
Richard Hartley
Cinematography
John J. Campbell
Cast
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Producer
UGC
Genre
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. 1950s
Synopsis / Plot
Set in the 1950s, Rough Magic tells the story of what happens when a pretty apprentice magician goes to Mexico to escape her fiancé, a wealthy politician, and to find a Mayan shaman who will teach her ancient principles of magic. She is being trailed by a detective hired by her fiancé. He's a former photojournalist traumatized by what he saw in Hiroshima. The photojournalist joins her in the search for the Mayan shaman, and falls in love with her; the feeling is not reciprocated. When she finds the shaman, she drinks a potion which empowers her to do magic. The potion has life-changing effects on her and her relationship with her companion. They have strange experiences which are brought about by magic.
Awards
1995: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Actress (Bridget Fonda)
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