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Man of Flowers Review by Denis Schwartz (from Ozuz' World Movie Review.  Used with permission.)

‘’Man of Flowers” is a unique and strangely understated psychological comic drama from the always interesting Paul Cox. The film explores the lonely mind of a middle-aged man, striking a fine balance between quirky humor and poignancy.
The story revolves around art collector Charles Bremer (Norman Kaye), who pays an attractive young artist's model Lisa (Alyson Best) to come over every Wednesday to strip for him while in the background there is playing an aria from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor." Bremer uses his artistic skills as a means of channeling his repressed sexual desires, as his fear of sexuality has led him to withdraw from the real world into an aesthetic world--where he practices flower arrangement, takes sketching classes, and plays the organ at his neighborhood church. Bremer slowly becomes embroiled in the girl’s chaotic relationship with an overbearing and obnoxious artist. He continues his sessions with his psychiatrist (Bob Ellis), with whom he discusses his obsession with his childhood and dead mother.   In a brilliant piece of casting, Cox prevailed on his friend German director Werner Herzog to play the role of the father. 
This is a well-conceived and intelligently provocative, lyrical film about how fantasies can enrich our lives and how damning loneliness can be. It handles the theme of loneliness as well as it ever has been handled on the screen.