Dandelion Dead

DANDELION DEAD. 1994

Director: Mike Hodges

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl



Dandelion Dead is a quietly disturbing film, rather powerful on the strength of story & acting. Characters are complex & interesting, & the act of evil that finally occurs is disturbing in a manner that contrasts starkly with a nearly idyllic setting.

It's a viciously funny tale of murder on an English estate, which begins with a little arsenic to kill the dandelions, & boasts of being based (however loosely) on true events. On the surface it is merely a nice episode of Masterpiece Theatre, but it is subtly much deeper & more unsettling than most of M-T's comparatively safe fare.

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