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Lost and Delirious (2001)

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A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Moller (as Emily Vancamp)
Alan Fawcett ...
Lauren (as Grace Kung)
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Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker region of lover's intrigue. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Friends. Roommates. Lovers.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content involving teens, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2001 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Pasión prohibida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$41,215 (USA) (6 July 2001)


$302,365 (USA) (31 August 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After a few years of playing adult roles, this was the first of three high school roles in a row for Piper Perabo. She was cast as a teenager, although she was already in her mid-20's at the time. She'd already been a bartender in Coyote Ugly (2000) and a government agent in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000), amongst other roles. See more »


Mary talks about not knowing what fun was before, "like Dr. Spock," rather than Mr. Spock. She is apparently paraphrasing a statement by the iconic character in Star Trek: This Side of Paradise. See more »


Tori: Paulie, listen to me ok, because I'm going to say this once and never, ever again. I will never love anyone the way that I love you. Never. You know that, and I know that, and I will die knowing that, ok? But it just can never... it just can never, ever, forever be. Do you understand? It just can never, ever, forever be.
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Performed by Muungano National Choir
Directed by Boniface Mganga
Arranged by Peter G. Haazen
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About the film "Lost & Delirious"
14 January 2002 | by (Muncie, IN) – See all my reviews

There are few words to describe a movie such as "Lost and Delirious." The most conspicuous being "beautiful." No matter what your views may be on homosexuality, there isn't a person out there who can truly say that they did not feel the tremendous pain that Paulie felt when Tori walked out of her life. Every camera angle, tape speed, background, audio effects...everything...in this movie is absolutely perfect. I've never seen anything like it. The only other picture I can remember of this same artistic caliber would be John Duigan's 1998 film "Lawn Dogs." However, even it does not leave you with the emotional sting that "Lost and Delirious" does. The bottom line is, do NOT rule out this film because of the basis of it's storyline. It is not all about the sexual relations & lesbian activity. It is very much a deep look into the human spirit.

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