The Serpent’s Kiss

Character: Meneer Chrome
Directed by: Philippe Rousselot
Written by: Tim Rose Price
Other cast: Greta Scacchi, Pete Postlethwaite
Release date: May 14th, 1997
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 44min

Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous garden, to be carved from a wild patch of land beside his home. Chrome receives written instructions from his unseen master via a secretary, and the master is Juliana's cousin, Fitzmaurice, who had romance with Juliana when they were young and plans to make Thomas bankrupt via setting up extravagant garden and to make Juliana come back to him.