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Henry & June (1990)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  5 October 1990 (USA)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

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Hugo Guiler
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Richard Osborn
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Eduardo Sanchez (as Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
Bruce Myers ...
Jack
Juan Luis Buñuel ...
Publisher / Editor (as Jean-Luis Bunuel)
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Spanish Dance Instructor (as Feodor Atkine)
Sylvie Huguel ...
Emilia
Artus de Penguern ...
Brassaï
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Henry's Friend No. 1
Pierre Edernac ...
Henry's Friend No. 2 - Magician
Gaëtan Bloom ...
Henry's Friend No. 3 - Magician (as Gaetan Bloom)
Alexandre De Gall ...
Henry's Friend No. 4 - Clown
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June shuttles between Paris and New York trying to find acting jobs while Henry works on his first major work, "Tropic of Cancer," a pseudo-biography of June. Anais and Hugo help finance the book, but June is displeased with Henry's portrayal of her, and Anais and Henry have many arguments about their styles of writing on a backdrop of a Bohemian lifestyle in Paris. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A True Adventure More Erotic Than Any Fantasy

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This movie precipitated the creation of the NC-17 MPAA rating, which it earned in place of an "X". The two to three second shot of Anais looking at an explicit illustrated postcard involving a Japanese woman and a squid, less than three minutes into the opening credits of the film, was the cause of the NC-17 rating. See more »

Quotes

AnaÔs Nin: How would you lie to June if you were making love to her?
Hugo Guiler: Making love to her?
AnaÔs Nin: Yes. To her body. To her voluptuous body. She is so perverse, so naked. Tell her that you love her.
Hugo Guiler: I love you.
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Composed by Frank Luther
Performed by Fred Ward
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Great movie - great music!
7 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed seeing Henry and June again on the satellite – 15 years after its release. The relationship between June and Anaïs - and between both of them and Henry is dark, sensual, and at times, graphic. This is a very "steamy" movie for its time. From time to time characters seem to just disappear - especially Henry - leaving Anaïs and Henry to explore their feeling and passions.

Kevin Spacey has a very small role here- only a hint of what he will become.

The classical music used for the opening scene is by Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps - it's perfect for the mood. The musical score has several "smoky" and sultry French songs that make you want to have been in Paris back in the 20's. There are a few jazz tracks and scenes in jazz nightspots.

The filming captures the "look" and "feel" of Paris in the 20's - with a hint of a war to come. The antique cars barely fit between the buildings - just as today!

If you have not seen Henry and June - find it and watch it - after the children are in bed.


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