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Desire (1992)

Salt on Our Skin (original title)
A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the ... See full summary »

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George
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Gavin
Anaïs Jeanneret ...
Frédérique
Hanns Zischler ...
Sidney
Barbara Jones ...
Ellen
Rolf Illig ...
George's Father
Petra Berndt ...
Jodie
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Angus (as László Kish)
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Mary
Sandra Voe ...
Gavin's Mother
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George's Mother
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Roger
Gene D'Onofrio ...
Gavin's Father
Philip Pretten ...
Al
Shawn Provender ...
Daniel, 6 Years Old
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A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and they continue their separate lives but also continue their affair through the years, loving each other despite their differences. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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17 September 1992 (Germany)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Stars Greta Scacchi and Vincent D'Onofrio were romantically involved at the time of the filming. Their daughter Leila George D'Onofrio, was born in March 1992. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George: I'm standing without you, on the bridge of the boat, cutting its way into the black night towards the end of the world.
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Soundtracks

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Opus 131
By Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Camerata Academica Salzburg (as Camerata Academica Mozarteum Salzburg)
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Romantic yet missing spice
28 January 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Salt on Our Skin" is the romantic story about the passionate love affair between a Scottish Fisherman and a half French/half Scottish woman {Greta Scacchi} who spent long summers in Scotland where she begun a relationship with Gavin {Vincent D'Onofrio} that lasted until his death over 30 years later, despite marriages to other people.

The scenery is divine, as locations change between Scotland, Paris, London, the United States and the Virgin, unfortunately the script fails to match such beauty. The talented leads do well but due to a lack of action and lacklustre dialogue the passion they feel for each other is never quite experienced by the viewer.

The film is a girls movie, it's romantic, beautiful to look and is one for a winter's afternoon when curling up with a blanket and chocolate is just the answer. Vincent D'Onofrio, despite a suspect Scottish accent is another rather attractive reason to watch.


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