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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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Stefano Dionisi ...
Luca
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Susan
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Nic, aged 16
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Blind Woman
John Cowey ...
Nic, aged 5
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Dickson Osa-Omorogbe ...
Wangi
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Old Colonial Man
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Flash Man
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Adam
Hanne Klintoe ...
Eve
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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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The film was made on an extremely low budget and scenes supposedly set amidst the "red soil" of Nigeria were actually filmed in the Northumbrian countryside, near Morpeth (UK) 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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