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Amateur (1994)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 19 May 1995 (USA)
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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Isabelle
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Thomas Ludens
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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 ...
Waitress
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Frank, the Cook
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Usher
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Warren
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Doorman at Club
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Bartender
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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 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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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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Written by Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kanberg (as Scott Kannberg)
Performed by Pavement
Courtesy of Matador Records and the Domino Recording Co Ltd
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Maybe the most underestimated movie of all times.
7 September 2001 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is without any doubt one of the best films ever made. The plot is pretty complex, four persons (all terrible amateurs) trying to live their lives without mutch knowledge 'bout the subject. The conversations are wonderful, the acting is awesome (especially Isabelle Huppert, her performance is a masterpiece you haven't seen since...Vertigo?). This is the only film I've ever seen three times in a row.I couldn't stop myself. An interesting thing about it is that not only the main, but even the smallest and least important characters are truly amateurs. The police girl, the video store guy, the café girl... Ain't we all after all?


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