Orpheus Descending Poster

Release Date: 1990

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Disenchanted with her unhappy 20-year marriage, Sicilian immigrant Lady Torrance (Vanessa Redgrave) manages a store in the 1940s Deep South while her oppressive and bigoted husband, Jabe (Brad Sullivan), lies bedridden with cancer upstairs. When dashing young transient Val Xavier (Kevin Anderson) shows up at the store, she dives into a passionate liaison with him that not only starts a lurid town-wide scandal but may also prove dangerous for the unconventional lovers.

Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Anderson, Miriam Margolyes, Brad Sullivan

Director: Peter Hall

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Turner Pictures

Keywords: 1940s, Dark, Rivalry, Husband, Melodramatic, Marriage, Gripping, Forbidden love, Small town, Temptation, Wife, Escape