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Chain of Desire (1992)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 30 July 1993 (UK)
A series of unrelated amorous lovers are connected by a chain of desire.
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Cast

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Jerald Buckley
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Hubert Bailey
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A series of unrelated amorous lovers are connected by a chain of desire.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

30 July 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Im Strudel der Begierde  »

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Box Office

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$222,552 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Cleo: You smell like obsession! For women!
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Connections

Version of Ringlek (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

So Hard To Know
Written by Roxanne Seeman and Rique Pantoja
Performed by Chet Baker
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A terrific cautionary tale with a superb cast.
10 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Max Ophuls gave us one of the great films of all time, La Ronde. A stylish seduction about the art and enterprise of seduction with an extraordinary cast. Filmmaker Temistocles Lopez marvellously modernizes what was a cautionay tale about syflis, setting it in a sexually charged Manhattan at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Again the storytelling is that of the portmanteau or multi-plot, multi-character as one character from each sexual coupling, couples with another, hence the chain of the title or "round" as in the Ophuls film taking us back to the first character. Though low budget and less elegant than the original, Lopez's actors rise magnificently to the occassion. To list these names, hardly an "A" list in the conventional sense, but there is nothing conventional about this movie, is to provide us not with a roster of famous movie stars, but a lineup of highly accomplished and versatile actors from a diverse film background in several countries. Linda Fiorentino, Malcolm McDowell (UK), Assumpta Serna (Spain), Seymour Cassel (the Bronx), Grace Zabriskie (New Orleans), Patrick Bauchau (France), Elias Kotais (Canada), Tom Guinee, Dewey Weber, etc. provide a rich, sexy and fascinating work force to weave us irrevocably into this spellbinding tale of modern urban seductions. Not to be missed!


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