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First Love, Last Rites (1997)

Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.

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Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.

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A traveler's new worldly experiences of a steamy love affair in Louisiana.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language
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7 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Proti agapi, teleftaio fili  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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$10,876 (USA) (7 August 1998)

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$40,542 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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This film is the first adaptation of the Ian McEwan's short story "First love, last rites" from his 1975 book "First love, last rites". The film does not adapt any of the other short stories from the book. More short stories from the same book were adapted into short films ("Butterflies" was adapted in 1988, 2003 and 2005) and a feature film ("Conversation with a Cupboard Man" was adapted in 1993) See more »

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Automatic Soup
Performed by Robin Zander & Shudder to Think
Written by Shudder to Think
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Very Good!! This is so inspiring

FIRST LOVE, LAST RITES is a movie that I know people will be bored with. It is slow for some tastes. Life is slow. This movie is so true to life and it's pacing seems all too real. It's amazing it's a story not of plot but of documenting time. The story inspired a screenplay that I just finished Belmar. It has such a slow core to it and is so atmospheric. Bottom line THIS IS AN ART FILM. ("A movie simple enough for a child to understand with images strong enought for an adult"-Roger Ebert. Different people will react differently to this movie. It's for the art crowd and for film students. It's not for the average multiplex movie goer unless they get darring and wana try something new. I hope Jesse Perez makes another movie, the actors were great, well I am a huge fan of Natsha Gerson Wagner. It's a very steamy masterpeace that moves with the charactors and the atmosphere. I have no idea why this film didn't make it big. It sure is a discovery on video!


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