White Oleander

White Oleander

Title: White Oleander

Release: 2002

Rating: 7.2

Language: English, Russian

Country: USA

Runtime: 109

Genre: Drama

White Oleander

Release 2002
Rating 7.2
Language English, Russian
Country USA
Runtime 109
Genre Drama



Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love.

Director :

Peter Kosminsky

Writer :

Janet Fitch (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)

Actors :

... Astrid Magnussen

... Ingrid Magnussen

... Starr

... Miss Martinez

... Paramedic