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Submitted by Roger Mellor

Age of Consent (1969)
"Radio Times" film guide

Director - Michael Powell
Starring - James Mason & Helen Mirren
Running Time - 95 mins
Country of Origin - Ausl

Michael Powell's final feature film is about an artist (James Mason) who runs out of inspiration and retreats to the Great Barrier Reef with his young model (Helen Mirren). "The film was full of nudity," wrote Powell, "but it is a painter's nudity." Filmed mainly on Dunk Island (now the Reef's priciest resort), it is undeniably beautiful and filled with engaging characters. Mirren is not the only actress who takes her clothes off; so does Clarissa Kaye, who later became Mason's real-life wife.

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