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Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | | Biography, Drama | 5 October 1990 (USA)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Hugo
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Osborn
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Eduardo (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 (as Pierre Etaix)
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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Biography | Drama

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$11,567,449 (USA)
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The film is apparently one of only three Academy Award nominated films to be released with an NC-17 rating in the USA. The films are Henry & June (1990), _Wild at Heart_, which were both released in the same year, and Requiem for a Dream (2000). 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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Sonata for Violin and Piano: First Movement
Written by Claude Debussy
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Ward, Thurman and Medeiros, an interesting menage a trois....
10 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This richly textured period piece deals with the subject of sexual obsession and attitudes, which I found in many ways to be reminiscent to Bernardo Bertoluccis Last Tango in Paris. It's an insightful examination of Anais Nin ( Maria de Mederios) diaries explaining her relationship with author Henry Miller ( Fred Ward in a terrific portrayal) and Millers wife June ( a luminous Uma Thurman in her pre Pulp Fiction fame). It's the central performances of the three leads which holds the film together. Beautiful cinematography and lavish production design, director Philip Kaufman has perfectly captured the atmosphere of 1930's Europe. The script sometimes falls into predictability but is saved by Kaufmans inventive direction and the wonderful acting.

Kevin Spacey also shines in one of his early film roles.


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