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Amateur (1994)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 19 May 1995 (USA)
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Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »

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Cast

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Isabelle
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Thomas Ludens
Elina Löwensohn ...
Sofia Ludens
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Edward, Jaque's Accountant
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Jan, Jaque's Goon
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Kurt, Jaque's Goon
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Officer Patsy Melville
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Irate Woman
Jan Leslie Harding ...
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Frank, the Cook
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Usher
Hugh Palmer ...
Warren
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Doorman at Club
Angel Caban ...
Detective
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Bartender
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Storyline

Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember that he used to be a vicious pornographer, responsible for turning his young wife, Sofia, into the world's most notorious porn queen. Sofia's on the run, convinced she's killed him. Together, Isabelle and Thomas set out to discover his past, a past waiting to catch up with him. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Accountancy, Murder, Amnesia, Torture, Ecstasy, Understanding, Redemption


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Amador  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

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$856,422 (USA)
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Trivia

Isabelle Huppert got the lead role by writing to the director and begging for a part in his next film. See more »

Quotes

Thomas: How can you be a nymphomaniac and never had sex?
Isabelle: I'm choosy.
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Referenced in The Waiter (1997) See more »

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Then Comes Dudley
Written by The Jesus Lizard
Performed by The Jesus Lizard
Courtesy of Touch and Go Records
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I laughed out loud!!
2 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just stumbled across this movie on STARZ CINEMA. Never hear of it, the director (who apparently has a following) or most of the actors. But I remembered Isabelle Huppert from "Bedroom Window" years ago, and she was worth a look.

What a piece of work! The most inspired, goofy film noir dialogue you will ever hear spoken, by deadpanned actors that somehow still grow on you. The missing person police officer who is heartbroken with every case. The virgin nymphomaniac, when asked how that combination can exist, says "I'm Choosy!" Since she's an ex-nun, I suppose that's true. The former porn star (what a sultry look!!) who wants to become a "mover and a shaker". Priceless stuff. This is also a very gentle R, with almost no profanity or nudity, in its sex crazed, porn sort of way.

Many other IMDb people have given plot points, and either love or hate the presentation, but anyone who was not flat out hysterical when the "hitman" got shot, should stick to TV sitcoms. It was a pure Monty Python worthy moment!!


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