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form y separately published work icon Traps single work   film/TV   romance  
Adaptation of Dreamhouse Kate Grenville , 1986 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Traps
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In 1950, English couple Louise and Michael arrive in French-occupied Indochina to cover a story on a rubber plantation. They stay as guests of the enigmatic plantation overseer Daniel and his beautiful yet difficult daughter Viola at their elegant, decaying villa amid a tropical jungle. Hoping that some time spent working in an exotic location will help reignite the passion in their floundering marriage, Michael and Louise instead find themselves unwittingly involved in the personal, sexual, and political tensions of their hosts. Daniel is desperate to hold onto a way of life no longer possible in a country struggling for independence, bringing him into conflict not only with his daughter but also with his adopted country.

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Works about this Work

Out of Context : Transplanted Characters in Pauline Chan's Traps Shirley Tucker , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rubicon , vol. 1 no. 2 1995; (p. 78-89)
This article discusses 'transplanted characters'and examines the effect moving Grenville's characters in Dreamhouse from Europe to Asia has on possible readings of Traps.
Out of Context : Transplanted Characters in Pauline Chan's Traps Shirley Tucker , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rubicon , vol. 1 no. 2 1995; (p. 78-89)
This article discusses 'transplanted characters'and examines the effect moving Grenville's characters in Dreamhouse from Europe to Asia has on possible readings of Traps.

Awards

1994 nomination Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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