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Two affairs, a generation apart. Nick, a professor of architecture in upstate New York, comes to an Illinois town to be with his birth mother in the final days of her illness; he was adopted and has never known her. On the first day, he runs into Paul, a college friend, whose construction company is demolishing an old, downtown department store where a murder-suicide happened 30 years' before. The building is of beautiful cast-iron construction, so Nick wants to study it before the demolition. Paul introduces Nick to his wife, Jane, and over the next four days, their attraction grows as Nick explores the old building, attends his mother's bedside, and unravels the past. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A story of lust, murder and dreams.

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Rated R for strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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November 1991 (USA)  »

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$133,645 (USA)
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The two cinema movies that actor Kevin Anderson appeared in that were first released in the year of 1991 were both suspense thrillers. The films were Liebestraum (1991) and Sleeping with the Enemy (1991). See more »

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Sheriff Pete Ricker: I love a good piss! Boy, you can't beat that.
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Liebestraum
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Earl Bostic and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Highland Music, Inc.
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Excellent movie; great music
13 December 2006 | by (Gulfport, Mississippi, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie, as discussed by Janet Maslin in her NY Times review of same. It is very moody and "atmospheric" with a lot of silence between the lines, and I like that kind of film. The best part for me came at the very end when the Franz Liszt piano solo Liebestraum begins playing, and then during the credits you see the full performance (about 4 to 5 minutes long) by the pianist. I don't recall her name, but she appears to be very young, has long red hair, and plays like an absolute master. Thus I became a huge fan of Liebestrum, and its composer. Something similar happens during the credits of the movie The Pianist, where the performance of the piano music is actually a highlight of the film.


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