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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)
Stephen Mwinga ...


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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


When Ms. Bannet, Victoria and Pauline are at the black board during the math class, parts of the equation appear without Pauline writing it. See more »


[Everybody on the field looks up and sees Paulie on the roof of the builing with the falcon perched on her arm]
Mouse: [Quietly, in tears] Paulie... Paulie... please!
Paulie: [recites] 'I will make me a willow cabin at your gate, and call upon my soul within the house... '
[Tori's eyes widen as she shakes uncontrollably]
Paulie: [quietly] I rush into the secret house...
[Paulie stretches both of her arms out sideways]
[Paulie leans forward and then falls off the roof. The falcon flies away]
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References Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (1967) See more »


Written and Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello (as Me' Shell Ndegéocello)
Published by Revolutionary Jazz Giant / Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Courtesy of Maverick Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

A unique, emotive film
16 June 2005 | by (West Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

This film puts a unique slant on an old subject matter. The underlying tones and themes are impressive and emotive. Instantly, you are sucked into the lives of the 3 main cast members, bonding with each of them quickly. They are all individual, yet extremely similar at the same time. The lesson they have to teach you is one that shoots straight into you, and you just cannot look away or deny it. Everything the movie has to offer is exceptional, the writing, the directing and most certainly the acting. Piper Perabo especially. She holds you in the palm of her hand, taking you through highs, lows, love and pain. Don't get this film confused with some 'lesbian chick flick'. The characters and situations are real, potent and memorable.

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