Cleopatra's Second Husband

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  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 92 min
Cleopatra's Second Husband is a 1998 psychological drama written, produced and directed by Jon Reiss. Paul Hipp (The Funeral) and Bitty Schram (Kissing a Fool) play Robert and Hallie Marrs, a young LA couple, who go on vacation, leaving their house in... read more
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Cleopatra's Second Husband is a 1998 psychological drama written, produced and directed by Jon Reiss. Paul Hipp (The Funeral) and Bitty Schram (Kissing a Fool) play Robert and Hallie Marrs, a young LA couple, who go on vacation, leaving their house in the hands of strangers. They return to find their fish as dead as the plants, everything in disarray, and housesitters, clad in the couple's clothes, refusing to leave. Zack (Boyd Kestner) and Sophie (Radha Mitchell), the charismatic house sitting couple, soon infuse the repressed Robert with their erotically perverse irresponsibility. Robert, browbeaten and seemingly devoid of personality (with even his sex life regulated by his domineering wife's ovulation cycle), is easily seduced by the sexy Sophie. When Hallie discovers the dalliance and leaves, Robert literally becomes the couples slave. He gives them control of his home, his credit cards, practically his entire identity, until one day, driven to the darkest edge of his psyche, he snaps. Partially inspired by a true incident, this gripping thriller is equal parts black comedy and psychological power play. The films title "Cleopatra's Second Husband," derives from Hallie and Robert's relationship which is a parallel to that of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. The film was screened at Cinequest Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, SaoSão Paulo International Film Festival, Chicago Underground Festival and the Bangkok Film Festival (now the Bangcock International Film Festival)

Original Release

04/16/1998

US Release

04/16/1998

Cast

Directors

Jon Reiss

Writers

Jon Reiss

Cast

Producers

Claire Best Executive Producer
Peter Getty Executive Producer
Linda Stewart Executive Producer
Chris Beckman Producer
Lindsay Chag Producer
Jill Goldman Producer
Mark B. Lasser Producer
Jon Reiss Producer
David Scott Rubin Producer
Jaqueline De La Fontaine Producer

Editors

Toby Yates

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