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Release Date:
19 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Accountancy, Murder, Amnesia, Torture, Ecstasy, Understanding, Redemption
Plot:
Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a must see See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Isabelle Huppert ... Isabelle

Martin Donovan ... Thomas Ludens
Elina Löwensohn ... Sofia Ludens

Damian Young ... Edward, Jaque's Accountant

Chuck Montgomery ... Jan, Jaque's Goon

Dave Simonds ... Kurt, Jaque's Goon

Pamela Stewart ... Officer Patsy Melville

Erica Gimpel ... Irate Woman
Jan Leslie Harding ... Waitress

Terry Alexander ... Frank, the Cook

Holt McCallany ... Usher
Hugh Palmer ... Warren

Michael Imperioli ... Doorman at Club
Angel Caban ... Detective

Emmanuel Xuereb ... Bartender

Lennie Loftin ... Taxi Driver
David Greenspan ... George, the Pornographer

Adria Tennor ... Kid reading 'The Odyssey'

Parker Posey ... Girl Squatter

Dwight Ewell ... Boy Squatter

Currie Graham ... Video Store Clerk

Jamie Harrold ... Pizza Guy

Patricia Scanlon ... Young Irate Mother

James McCauley ... Policeman

Benny Nieves ... Policeman
David Troup ... Guard

Tim Blake Nelson ... Young Detective
Marissa Copeland ... Sister at Door
Dael Oriandersmith ... Mother Superior

Michael Gaston ... Sharpshooter

Paul Schulze ... Cop Who Shoots Thomas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Fisher ... David (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hal Hartley 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hal Hartley 

Produced by
Jerome Brownstein .... executive producer
Hal Hartley .... producer
Ted Hope .... producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Yves Marmion .... executive producer
Scott Meek .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hal Hartley  (as Ned Rifle)
Jeffrey Taylor 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Spiller 
 
Film Editing by
Steve Hamilton 
 
Casting by
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Steve Rosenzweig 
 
Art Direction by
Ginger Tougas 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Baime 
Amy Tapper 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Welker 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Chin .... makeup artist
Marjorie Durand .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christopher Goode .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Albertell .... third assistant director
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
Allen Kupetsky .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Susan Blume .... scenic artist
Laurie F. Cohen .... scenic charge
Robert Cosentino .... art production assistant
David Doernberg .... property master (as Dave Doernberg)
Linda Harvey .... construction coordinator
Sarah Lavery .... assistant props
Joyce M. Pierpoline .... art department coordinator
Neda Pourang .... art intern
Constance Van Flandern .... set property master
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Jeanne Gilliland .... second boom operator
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Susan Littenberg .... sound editor
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Steve Silkensen .... sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects
Ron Petruccione .... special effects
 
Stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Ron Petruccione .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bart Blaise .... second assistant camera
Richard Breen .... best boy electric
Paul Candrilli .... key grip
Leonard Freed .... additional still photographer
Eric M. Klein .... best boy grip
Richard Ludwig .... still photographer
Paul Nickason .... dolly grip
Storn Peterson .... first assistant camera
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Danya Reich .... second second assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield .... gaffer (as W. Stubblefield)
Joe Stubblefield .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Kerry Barden .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elana C. Fisher .... costume production assistant
Marina Marit .... wardrobe supervisor
Kathryn Nixon .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Alex Albanese .... first assistant editor
Susan Littenberg .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Transportation Department
Brian Maxwell .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Joan Altman .... production auditor
Paul C. Arianas .... assistant production coordinator
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Eddy Collyns .... location manager
Fliss Coombs .... unit publicist
Joyce Hsieh .... assistant auditor
Jocelyn Jansons .... location assistant
Roger Kass .... legal services
Lilene Mansell .... dialect coach
James McCauley .... fight director (as James Michael McCauley)
Victoria McGarry .... production coordinator
Alexa D. O'Brien .... production office intern
Andrew Saxe .... assistant location manager
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator
Greg White .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Isabelle Huppert got the lead role by writing to the director and begging for a part in his next film.See more »
Quotes:
Isabelle:What are you doing?
Warren:I'm molesting you.
Isabelle:Am I supposed to like it?
Warren:You could beg me to stop.
Isabelle:And would you?
Warren:No.
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Movie Connections:
References Band of Outsiders (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
a must see, 24 September 2005
Author: delirious_angel from London, UK

Its been a while since I've this movie but its always stayed with me and I would strongly recommend it. This film has Hal Hartley's trademark sparse, artsy atmosphere, with the slightly surreal characters, the staged dialogue and set pieces. All the characters are quirky and memorable, I loved Isabelle Huppert's character - the nymphomanical nun - in particular and the story dissects amnesia in a really interesting way.

Above all the central love story will draw you in more than you realise; the ending was both crushing and fitting. This is due to the acting, as every movement and expression helps to build characters and relationships. Isabelle Huppert and Martin Donovan both do this perfectly, and the impact of the ending owes a lot to them. The odd 'staging' of the film may put off those expecting a more conventional thriller but open minded viewers will be rewarded.

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