Leaving for vacation, art photographer Robert (Hipp) and his controlling wife Hallie (Schram) leave their house to two house-sitters Zack (Kestner) and Sophie (Mitchell). Things take a turn when they return home and find that Zack and Sophie want to stay. A twisted erotic love triangle develops as this young married couple who’ve lost the passion in their relationship become involved with the sexy house sitters who won’t leave…
Runtime: 91 min.
Format: 1:85 Flat
Sound: Dolby SR
Directed by: Jon Reiss
Starring: Paul Hipp, Bitty Schram, Boyd Kestner, Radha Mitchell
•Official Selection — Hampton’s Film Festival
•Silver Award — World Fest Houston
•Winner Best Feature — Cinequest Film Festival
•Official Selection — Los Angeles Film Festival
A dark, deftly told psychodrama about housesitters from hell, “Cleopatra’s Second Husband” is one of those out-of-nowhere indie pics that turns out to be a wicked treat.
• Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Cleopatra’s Second Husband” is startling in it’s originality, and while it’s only 93 minutes long, the movie feels epic in it’s scope, thanks to all the twists and turns. In other words, it’s destined to become a cult classic. In a nutshell, seek out “Cleopatra’s Second Husband” and see if your jaw doesn’t hit the floor like mine.
• Christopher Null, Film Critic.com
“Cleopatra’s Second Husband”, an engaging thriller treading in early Polanski territory. Reiss maintains a wry tone up to the finale, his understated style and wit have kinky rewards all their own
• Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
There’s a deadly serpentine sting in “Cleopatra’s Second Husband,” an icy, finely chipped drama that is stirred with delicious doses of deadpan irony. As the lusty lovers, Kestner and Mitchell steam up the screen…
• Hollywood Reporter
Blackly comic, thoroughly unpredictable, fascinating… I’ve never seen anything like it.
• Juan Morales, Detour Magazine
“Cleopatra’s Second Husband” is a harrowing yet delicious and often wickedly funny study of power and submission”
• Filmmaker Magazine
• This is one of those dark, disturbing film’s that eats away at you as you sit there wondering what will happen next. The cast is brilliant, I have always been a fan of Radha Mitchell and she does not disappoint here. I recommend this to anyone that is looking for…a film that makes you think and one that effects you long after it’s over.
• Patrick Ricketts,Video Views
Title: Cleopatra’s Second Husband