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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture ... See full summary »

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Joseph Lees
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Eva
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Mr. Dian
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Harry
Felix Billson ...
Robert
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Janie
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Father
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Italian Doctor
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Signora Caldoni
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Maria
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Danny (as Freddie Douglas)
Richie Tongé ...
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Emma Cunniffe ...
Red-Haired Girl
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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient and head over heels for Eva. She agrees to live with him and seems happy, then at a family wedding, Joseph appears, she asks him to dance, and her fantasy begins to clash with Harry's obsession. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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26 November 1999 (UK)  »

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El sueño de Joseph Lees  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,680 (USA) (29 October 1999)

Gross:

$7,680 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Insanely Beautiful Movie
11 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Luminous acting, plus painterly cinematography, plus expert musical scoring, equals heavenly cinema.

Woody Allen cast Samantha Morton as the mute co-star to Sean Penn in `Sweet and Low Down' (remember the girl who never said a word, but spoke volumes?). After seeing her in this film, I don't think she even needed to audition.

This film is especially for those who know that movies which are described by some as `about nothing' are usually the ones that are really about everything-everything that really matters. An intense and unforgettable journey for anyone with an emotional life.


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