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A Most Attractive Man

Australia, 1981 (MIFF 1982, 4 Films by Australian Women Filmmakers)

Director: Rivka Hartman

Frances and Dorian play out the last few weeks of a lopsided relationship with wry humor, and some bitterness. Frances, a single mother with three children, copes with everything but her libido. Dorian, basking in her affection, exploits her needs and avoids paying her his share of the rent.

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