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Writers (WGA):
Anaïs Nin (book)
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5 October 1990 (USA) See more »
A True Adventure More Erotic Than Any Fantasy
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins See more »
'Henry & June' co-writer dies
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 10 December 2009, 2:00 PM, PST)

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Fred Ward ... Henry Miller

Uma Thurman ... June Miller

Maria de Medeiros ... Anaïs Nin

Richard E. Grant ... Hugo Guiler

Kevin Spacey ... Richard Osborn
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Eduardo Sanchez (as Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
Bruce Myers ... Jack
Juan Luis Buñuel ... Publisher / Editor (as Jean-Luis Bunuel)

Féodor Atkine ... Spanish Dance Instructor (as Feodor Atkine)
Sylvie Huguel ... Emilia
Artus de Penguern ... Brassaï

Pierre Étaix ... 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
Karine Couvelard ... Osborn's Girlfriend
Louis Bessières ... Accordionist (as Louis Bessieres)
Erika Maury-Lascoux ... Contortionist No. 1
Claire Joubert ... Contortionist No. 2

Brigitte Lahaie ... Henry's Whore
Maïté Maillé ... Frail Prostitute (as Maite Maille)
Annie Fratellini ... The Patronne
Frank Heiler ... Steamship Agent
Stephanie Leboulanger ... Prostitute Brushing Long Hair
Suzy Palatin ... Bal Negre Performer
Samuel Ateba ... Black Musician for Quat'z Arts Ball
Marc Maury ... Man in Silent Film
Annie Vincent ... Fat Prostitute

Gary Oldman ... Pop (as Maurice Escargot)
Liz Hasse ... Jean
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Marc Cozic ... Un jeune homme devant l'hôtel (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Kaufman 
Writing credits
Anaïs Nin (book)

Philip Kaufman (screenplay) &
Rose Kaufman (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Kaufman .... producer
Yannoulla Wakefield .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mark Adler (original source music)
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam  (as Vivien Hillgrove)
William S. Scharf 
Casting by
Margot Capelier (France)
Donna Isaacson (U.S.)
John S. Lyons (U.S.) (as John Lyons)
Production Design by
Guy-Claude François  (as Guy-Claude Francois)
Art Direction by
Georges Glon 
Set Decoration by
Thierry François  (as Thierry Francois)
Costume Design by
Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle 
Makeup Department
Alain Bernard .... chief hair stylist
Jean-Pierre Caminade .... assistant hair stylist
Sophie Harvey .... assistant makeup artist
Didier Lavergne .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Claude Albouze .... production manager
Daniel Baschieri .... unit manager
Frédéric Doniguian .... unit manager trainee
François Pulliat .... unit manager trainee
Daniel Szuster .... production supervisor
Olivier Thaon .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Bartonio .... first assistant director
Patrick Boshart .... third assistant director
Natalie Engelstein .... trainee assistant director
Thierry Verrier .... second assistant director
Art Department
René Albouze .... property master (as Rene Albouze)
Auguste Carriere .... set decorating consultant
Jean-Michel Ducourty .... first assistant art director
Pascal Fasola .... standby painter (as Pacal Fasola)
Pierre Fontaine .... sketch artist
Jean-Paul Gaillot .... head construction grip
Martine Labro .... art department consultant
André Loisif .... chief constructor (as Andre Loisif)
Andre Louis .... chief carpenter
Olivier Louis .... set dresser
Marie Mercier Bourboulon .... prop buyer (as Marie Bourboulon)
Pascal Morelli .... storyboard artist
Marc Pinquier .... propman
Claude Périnet .... chief painter (as Claude Perinet)
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... prop buyer
Rafaël Vicent-Marti .... prop buyer (as Raphael Vicent)
Jacqueline West .... artistic consultant
Sound Department
C.J. Appel .... supervising adr editor
Todd Boekelheide .... re-recording mixer
Daniel Bojckov .... apprentice dialogue editor
Sara Bolder .... dialogue editor
Scott Chandler .... foley recordist
Frank E. Eulner .... assistant to supervising sound editor (as Frank Eulner)
J.R. Grubbs .... assistant dialogue editor
Ruth Hasty .... assistant foley editor
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Ann Kroeber .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Kroeber .... assistant sound effects editor
Denis Martin .... boom operator
Olivier Mauvezin .... sound trainee
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Marnie Moore .... assistant foley artist
Diana Pellegrini .... foley editor
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound mixer
Susan Sanford .... sound transfer operator
Leslie Shatz .... re-recording mixer
Michael Silvers .... dialogue editor
Niki Smith .... apprentice foley editor
Niki Smith .... apprentice sound effects editor
Alan Splet .... sound designer
Adrien Stahly .... sound assistant
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Pam Uzzell .... assistant adr editor (as Pamela Uzzell)
John Verbeck .... sound effects editor
Maia Veres .... assistant dialogue editor
Matthew White .... apprentice dialogue editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... assistant dialogue editor
Frank E. Eulner .... supervising assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... additional recording mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Kliment .... sound (uncredited)
Dennis Leonard .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Baraillon .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... gaffer
Jean-Luc Bezeau .... grip (as Jean Luc Bezeau)
Olivier Bory .... video operator
Bernard Brégier .... key grip (as Bernard Bregier)
Gérard Buffard .... second grip
Alain Dondin .... electrician
Francine Filatriau .... camera trainee
Michel Garçon .... generator operator (as Michel Garcon)
Marc Koninckx .... steadicam operator
Anne Nicolet .... camera trainee
Bernard Noisette .... camera operator
Jozef Ort-Snep .... camera operator: second camera (as Joseph Ort-Snep)
Gérard Rival .... grip (as Gerard Rival)
Jean-Pierre Supe .... second assistant camera
Myriam Touzé .... focus puller (as Myriam Touze)
Richard Vidal .... best boy
Valérie Estival .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jean-Michel Bernard .... casting advisor: musicians
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... casting associate
Lotfi Mokdad .... extras casting: France
Eric Moreau .... casting assistant
Marie Sylvie Pinquier .... extras casting (as Marie-Sylvie Pinquier)
Mary Selway .... casting: England
Liz Siegel .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Betoulle .... wardrobe workshop supervisor (as Pierre Betoule)
Nathalie Cercuel .... wardrobe mistress
Mimi Gayo .... wardrobe assistant
Camille Labro .... wardrobe trainee
Michèle Meyer .... wardrobe assistant (as Michele Meyer)
Editorial Department
Berj Amir .... apprentice editor
Karen Brocco .... first assistant editor
Tina Fallani .... assistant editor
Robert Grahamjones .... assistant editor
Marcia Itzkowitz .... post-production coordinator
Kerie Kimbrell .... apprentice editor
Bob Sarles .... assistant editor
B.J. Sears .... additional film editing
Yvan Lucas .... color timer (uncredited)
Location Management
Patrick Boshart .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Mark Adler .... arranger
Philip Kaufman .... music selected by
Rose Kaufman .... music selected by
Alan Splet .... music selected by
Jay Stebley .... music consultant
Jeffery Stephens .... music editor
Samuel Lehmer .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bernard Chateau .... driver: tracking car
Martin Grange .... supplier: period cars
Christophe Lacau .... unit driver
Philippe Mayer .... unit driver
Roland Riallot .... unit driver
Jean-Claude Souffir .... unit driver
Gerard Staub .... driver: wardrobe (as Gérard Staub)
Pierre Vimont .... unit driver
Other crew
Simona Benzakein .... unit publicist: France
Frederic Bounie .... stand-in: Richard E. Grant
Jean-Pierre Cousin .... stand-in: Kevin Spacey
Isabelle Dassonville .... production secretary
Claire Donnadieu .... stand-in: Uma Thurman
Nathalie Erlbaum .... choreographer
Jean-Marc Homand .... accountant
Cindia Huppeler .... voice and speech coach
Marcia Itzkowitz .... assistant to producer
Philippe Juste .... puppet coach
Brian M. Kingman .... insurance broker: Great Northern Brokerage
Patrice Lams .... stand-in: Fred Ward
Diane Logan .... script trainee
Fenella Maguire .... location auditor
Marie McFerran .... production coordinator
Marc Métral .... ventriloquism coach (as Marc Metral)
Brigitte Niveaux .... stand-in: Maria De Medeiros
André Noël .... dog trainer (as Andre Noel)
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist: U.S. (as Anne Reilly)
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance broker: Great Northers Brokerage (as Albert G. Rubin)
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor (as Claudine Taulere)
Richard D. Tong .... post-production accountant: Spicer & Oppenheim
Noel Vendendries Lestienne .... bear trainer
Susan Gee .... production financing (uncredited)
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive (uncredited)
George Hayum .... special thanks
Joaquin Nin-Culmell .... special thanks
Rupert Pole .... special thanks

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The film was Oscar nominated in the category of Best Cinematography at the 63rd Academy Awards ceremony in 1991 but lost out to Dances with Wolves (1990).See more »
June Miller:I wanna be drunk.
June Miller:And make... you drunk.
June Miller:Because I'm intimidated by you.
June Miller:I need to feel free to say anything, and know that you'll forgive me.
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
To call it pretentious would be a kindness., 1 January 2006
Author: ayn5242 from pennsylvania

What, I wonder, is the superlative of pretentious. Yes, I know that it's 'most pretentious,' but that doesn't seem dramatic enough to describe this very long, long journey into total self-congratulatory eroticism. The film is based on portions of Anais Nin's diaries -- she wrote something like 9,000 pages, and you don't need to read more than a tenth of those to know that you are in the hands of one of the most self absorbed women who ever walked the planet. For one who is supposed to have been all about Art, she really seems to have been all about Anais. Nothing else much mattered. And this film, which is supposed to focus on her relationship with Henry and June Miller, really is all about her. The more libidinous she becomes the more 'innocent' she claims to be.

Anyway, about the movie: Maria de Medeiros has an amazing, triangular face with huge eyes. Her unique looks and tiny perfect body make us pay attention. I found Fred Ward's Henry Miller a bit too thick to be convincing. Somehow, from what I've read of Miller, I think he would have been a lot more intuitive and sensitive to the female psyche (we know he knew a lot about the female physique). Uma Thurman was wonderful as June. Really a stellar, moving performance. I wanted to see more of June because I was left not quite understanding how she worked. I guess Henry and Anais didn't either.

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