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A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once had an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

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A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot is bizarre and perhaps sick at times, ending abruptly and with a twist. Written by Rob Hartill

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Beyond love, beyond obsession, there hides something beyond reason. See more »


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Rated R on appeal for two scenes of strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dobozba zárt szerelem  »

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$1,796,389 (USA)
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Madonna was originally going to play the lead. At that time, the project was titled "Boxing Hanna." See more »

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When Nick Cavanaugh is on the phone in a telephone box, the camera spins around the box. The reflection on all four sides of the phone box is identical indicating that the phone box is surrounded on all four sides by the same building with the same neon light. See more »

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Helena: A woman is something soft; something warm when you feel her. When she's naked. When she's touched. Discovered. You see that things happen inside of her. She opens up. Sometimes a woman is sad. Sometimes she's angry. Helpless. Beautiful. Sometimes she's strong. She's still only that one woman. Talk to her - in deep whispers. Tell her what you're doing, what you see. Move slowly. Tell her you're inside of her. Tell her how it feels. Touch her. Use your tongue. Your breath. When she's about to ...
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Spoofed in Daria: Boxing Daria (2001) See more »

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IT AIN'T OVER TIL IT'S OVER
Performed, Written and Produced by Lenny Kravitz
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Boxing Controversy...
17 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Boxing Helena is a highly controversial film about a man's sexual obsession.

Kim Basinger was initially offered to act as Helena, but she declined because she believed it was degrading to women. However, we should decide for ourselves what our own opinions are.

It appears to be more degrading to men. Nick is obsessive, Ray is the typical slob, the other men are more or less submissive or weak. Aside from the relatively poor cinematography, the film conveys a side of life that many film makers seek to avoid, and for this it should be given credit.


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