5.4/10
2,873
70 user 31 critic

The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

R | | Drama | 7 January 2000 (UK)
Trailer
1:39 | Trailer
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 »

Director:

Writer:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A British car racer meets a suicidal woman while in Istanbul for the Gumball Rally.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Rosey Chan, Daniel Lapaine, Sophie Winkleman
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A cinematographic adaptation of the dance performance by Ann Van den Broek.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Sura Dohnke, Frauke Marien, Cecilia Moisio
Miss Julie (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A footman seduces a count's daughter.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy
The 4 Dreams of Miss X (Video 2007)
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Shadows, Scale, Exhibitionist, and Narcissus-The Four Dreams of Miss X. These films are intensely intimate: a beautiful woman's private dream experiences enticing viewers into the dusky ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Kate Moss
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Sara Baras, Elena Camunez Andújar, Eva Yerbabuena
Hotel (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess Of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleasy documentary primadonna while the strange staff share meals ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Max Beesley, Saffron Burrows, Rhys Ifans
Co/Ma (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

19 filmmakers from ten european countries selected by Mike Figgis for a Masterclass by the European Film Academy come to Slovenia in a challenging mission: to conceive, shoot, complete a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jovan Arsenic, Mike Figgis, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Aleksandra Balmazovic, Aljosa Kovacic, Thekla Reuten
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Martin is a successful writer whose wife suddenly disappeared. During a film shoot fifteen years later, Martin meets Angelique, who disappears the same night. The next day, police find her dead body and a mysterious investigation begins.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Sebastian Koch, Lotte Verbeek, Emilia Fox
Timecode (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stellan Skarsgård, Salma Hayek
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. in New York. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after they ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jill Jameson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Adult Nic
...
English / Italian Twin
...
Luca
...
Susan
...
Susan's Mother
...
Nic, aged 16
...
Susan's Father
...
Blind Woman
John Cowey ...
Nic, aged 5
Nina McKay ...
Mixed Race Girl
Dickson Osa-Omorogbe ...
Wangi
Jock Gibson Cowl ...
Old Colonial Man
...
Flash Man
...
Adam
Hanne Klintoe ...
Eve
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Death and Loss of Sexual Innocence  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$399,793 (USA) (27 August 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9 'Choral' (Presto 'Ode To Joy')
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent art film, not to be missed.
3 April 2000 | by (Hobart, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a true "art" film, it has great depth and insight, but doesn't give the viewer a clear story-line to follow or any help at all such as side comments or scene setters. The film is a virtual feast of expert filmmaking in all its facets, especially the fine framing of the scenes, truly natural acting and sound work second to none. How many filmmakers could make a short scene in a plane and the subsequent landing on the runway a filmic event of such beauty it will be long remembered.

I think this film is one not to be missed


16 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Censorship on TNT Luke Joplin
Stabbed in the desert flamencoprof
Warning foxytaxi85
THEY'RE NUDE!!! GET THEM WITH DOGS! idiotmstr-1
Is SAFFRON BURROWS NAKED IN THIS MOVIE? tha_mongoose
Adam and Eve scenes happiness_is_easy
Discuss The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?