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Original Sin (2001)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  3 August 2001 (USA)
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A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp. Remake of François Truffaut's 1969 film 'Mississippi Mermaid'

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Colonel Worth
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Jorge Cortés (as Pedro Armendáriz)
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Cuban Priest
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Storyline

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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love | pursuit | delaware | remake | priest | See more »

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This is not a love story - it's a story about love. See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dancing in the Dark  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$614,343 (Italy) (16 November 2001)

Gross:

$614,343 (Italy) (16 November 2001)
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Trivia

The plantation house is a real sugar cane plantation manor, albeit abandoned. See more »

Goofs

When Vargas first meets Julia, we see her from his POV and the umbrella she carries is held high enough that he has the sun in his eyes and can't see her face. When we see him from Julia's left, the umbrella is lower and there's a shadow on his face. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Julia: You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
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Version of Mississippi Mermaid (1969) See more »

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Oddudua
by Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba
Música Yoruba
Courtesy of Bembé Records
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Enough to make it watchable
6 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Original Sin, a movie with scandal, surprises, and a whole lotta love (I mean the physical kind) has Antonio Banderas as a wealthy Mexican coffee maker owner who orders a mail order bride (weird to have this in 1900) played by Angelina Jolie. They get married, seem to start falling in love, but then the film turns into a twisting film. These twists give some great scenes of power for Banderas and Jolie to work off of, plus a excellent amount of sex and nudity from Jolie and a good feeling for the movie throughout. Unfortunately, the film has some flaws including an overused music score, overacting, scenes that make the film confusing, and an ending that had me a little dissapointed, then really dissapointed. Still , it's OK. Thomas Jane has some wicked fun playing a, uh, detective. B


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