Death in Venice
on the North Shore. Reclusive English author Giles De'Ath (John Hurt) -- that's DAY
-ath, thank you -- has spent his life immersed in the 19th century: To him, televisions, answering machines, microwave ovens and faxes
are like science-fiction marvels of tomorrow. Caught one day in a sudden downpour, De'Ath ventures into the local cinema where a nice, arty E.M. Forster movie is playing. But fate directs him to the wrong theater, and he instead sees "Hotpants College II," whereupon the veil is lifted from his
eyes. In the amiable person of American teen idol Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestly), De'Ath sees a contemporary embodiment of the Ro...