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Desperate Characters (1971)

R
97 min | Drama

Marriage of a midlife, middle-class, childless couple is in a rut. Sophie has become depressed, frigid and slightly paranoid and Otto is stuck in optimistic denial. Things escalate at their summer cottage, but no one dares call it quits.
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Sep 22, 1971 (United States)

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Shirley MacLaine
Sophie Bentwood Sophie Bentwood   See fewer
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Kenneth Mars
Otto Bentwood Otto Bentwood   See fewer
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Sada Thompson
Claire Claire   See fewer
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Chris Gampel
Mike Holstein Mike Holstein   See fewer
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Mary Alan Hokanson
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Robert Bauer
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Carol Kane
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Michael Higgins
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Michael McAloney
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Wallace Rooney
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Elena Karam
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Shauneille Perry
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6.1 / 10 | 214 votes