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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

R | | Drama | 7 January 2000 (UK)
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Confused, non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, age 12, age 16, a man embarking on his first film in 1950's Tunisia, and finally to his current ... See full summary »

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Nic, aged 16
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Nic, aged 5
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Confused, non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, age 12, age 16, a man embarking on his first film in 1950's Tunisia, and finally to his current life. Along the way he has sexual exploits with an older woman as a teen, gets involved with an Italian couple Tunisia that culminates in the killing of a local boy and the brutal revenge murder of the woman, and ultimately is married to a cold woman. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong sexual images, pervasive nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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7 January 2000 (UK)  »

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The Death and Loss of Sexual Innocence  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,354 (USA) (28 May 1999)

Gross:

$399,793 (USA) (27 August 1999)
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This started life as an unstaged theater piece called "Short Stories". See more »

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Nocturne in E Flat Major, Opus 9, No.2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Joanna MacGregor
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Loss of movie making essence
25 April 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

A set of confusing and never settled situations, some connected, some don't. The unpleasant long lasting black screen that I actually hate, are as often as never before in Mike Figgis movies. The editing of unrelated images/situations I never understood at all. I have loved some Mike Figgis movies ("One Night Stand", "Leaving Las Vegas", "Internal Affairs") but I think that in this one there was a loss of movie making essence, or at least I didn't get it AT ALL.


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