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Liebestraum (1991)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  November 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Title is German and means "Dream of Love". See more »

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Liebestraum
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Alicia Witt (as Alicia Roanne Witt)
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a small classic
5 December 2002 | by (Mechelen, Belgium.) – See all my reviews

I was hooked from the first minute I saw this one! All my friends to whom I recommended this film, liked it too. And they said all the same. Good, you told us to watch this movie very carefully, and keep concentrated on it, constantly, cause it will keep you guessing long after you seen it! Seldom I've seen a film, so slow, but so good! It has such a strange feel about it, it's erotic and it has thriller effects, especially each time somebody enters the building. The leads are good, Pullman exellent! Mike Figgis is a great director, but he never made something good, as this, afterwards. Very nice photography, and good soundtrack.

Peter Piessens.


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