Disillusioned with life, celebrated artist Bradley Morahan (James Mason) retreats to the solitude of a tropical island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The island, however, turns out to be far from uninhabited. Bradley soon stumbles upon Cora, played by Helen Mirren (The Queen), a beautiful, highly spirited teenage girl who lives with her alcoholic grandmother. Cora dreams of escaping the island and running away to the bright lights of Brisbane. Inspired by the young girl, Bradley starts to paint naked portraits of her. To Cora, it's an innocent way to earn money... and finally escape the island. To him, Cora is a fresh source of artistic inspiration. Others, though, may see their relationship differently... The last film made by celebrated director Michael Powell - and filmed on location on Australia's stunning Great Barrier Reef - Age Of Consent is a sensuous and sophisticated film classic, available now on DVD for the very first time Includes original theatrical trailer [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by artist Norman Lindsay "Age of Consent" features Mason as successful painter Bradley Morahan Disillusioned with the commercial and dispassionate turn his career has taken in New York Bradley decides to return to his native Australia to recapture the artistic freedom and inspiration he had as a young man Retreating to an island on the Great Barrier Reef he unexpectedly finds his inspiration in Cora (Helen Mirren) a teenage girl on the brink of womanhood whose only guardian is her perpetually drunk and abusive grandmother (Neva Carr-Glyn) Cora is secretly trying to save up enough money to escape from her grandmother and find a job as a hairdresser on the mainland Bradley pays her to pose nude for him producing the best work of his life in the process and simultaneously inspiring her to embrace her sexual allure Age of Consent