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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

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

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Adult Nic
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Luca
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Susan
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Susan's Mother
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Nic, aged 16
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Nic, aged 5
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Dickson Osa-Omorogbe ...
Wangi
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Old Colonial Man
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Femi Ogunbanjo ...
Adam
Hanne Klintoe ...
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Non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, 12 and 16, a man embarking on his first film in 1950s Tunisia, and finally to his current life. Along the way, as a teen, he has sexual exploits with an older woman, gets involved with an Italian couple in 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)  »

Also Known As:

The Death and Loss of Sexual Innocence  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,354 (USA) (30 May 1999)

Gross:

$399,793 (USA) (29 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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Träumerei
Composed by Robert Schumann
Performed by Joanna MacGregor
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Oh, the humanity!
25 May 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

It seems like I've seen several awful movies lately, but this easily stands out as the worst. How this film ever got made is beyond me, and I am POSITIVE that most people will hate this movie as much as I did. Basically, it's a series of thoroughly dull scenes, most about an uninteresting guy named Nic. Nic has several flashbacks, all of which seem to pop up for no apparent reason. Then there are the Adam and Eve scenes, and they somehow are even more out of place than the flashbacks. I should also mention that there is a minimum of talking in this movie, so we are left with little except a string of visuals, many of which are ordinary in the extreme. Simply one of the worst movies that I've had the misfortune to see.


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