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Close My Eyes (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  22 November 1991 (USA)
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After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Richard
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Natalie Bryant
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Colin
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Jessica
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Paula
Karen Knight ...
Philippa
Niall Buggy ...
Geof
Campbell Morrison ...
Scotsman
Annie Hayes ...
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Maxwell Hutcheon ...
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Natalie's Boss
Helen FitzGerald ...
Scottish Girl
Christopher Barr ...
Noley
Gordon Salkilld ...
Hotel Porter
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Storyline

After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. Their private intensity (& working class origins) contrast with the middle-class, inhibited, stuffy public scenes we see in the Richmond world into which Natalie has moved with her marriage. As the guilt and intensity of the siblings increases we seem to be heading for disaster, especially when Natalie's husband Sinclair finds out. Written by Moray McConnachie <cerberus@ermine.ox.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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There are some relationships so taboo they're irresistible.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Com os Olhos Fechados  »

Box Office

Gross:

$135,893 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Owen took time out from Chancer (1990) to make Close My Eyes (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Natalie and Richard are fighting on the country lane, there is a rip in the right shoulder of her jacket. When they get back to the party, the rip has gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Natalie: You're late.
Richard: Sorry, it was unavoidable, trains on Sunday, you know what they're like.
Natalie: Unavoidable? I don't believe it. I've eaten all the food.
Richard: You've eaten all the food? Now that's serious.
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Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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You Said It!
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Music by John Devereaux
KPM Music Ltd
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Worth a rent...
12 September 2000 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Well, I liked it so much I opted to buy it. (A VERY tough movie to find might I add) But I digress...When the announcer gave a brief description of this movie on T.V, I admit I was curious (in a Ripley's Believe it or not sort of way). I initially watched it for the shock value. But by the end credits I thoroughly "wowed". The acting was convincing to say the least, especially when dealing with such a sensitive subject as incest. The beautiful landscape this movie is set upon is great eye candy (so is Saskia Reeves). This movie gets high marks in my book, however I do have a gripe. Early on in the movie the plot is rushed, switching time periods too often. However, once the time shifts settle the movie begins to shine. The human drama played out represents one possible outcome in a field which most people know little about. Is this an accurate portrayal? Who knows?.....Who wants to know? One thing is certain it makes for an interesting and entertaining movie.


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