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Innocence (2000)

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After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Andreas Borg (as Charles Tingwell)
Kristine Van Pellicom ...
Young Claire
Kenny Aernouts ...
Young Andreas
Terry Norris ...
Robert Menzies ...
Norman Kaye ...
Joey Kennedy ...
Liz Windsor ...
Dawn Klingberg ...
Restaurant Owner
Peter Berger ...
Doctor #1
Kate Roberts ...
Doctor #2
Michaela Cantwell ...


After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her first husband, John. Andreas and Claire find that the connection they shared when they were young is still there and they soon become involved in a rekindled love affair. However, this time around, there are more complications, including the possibilities of ill health and death, as well as the impact their relationship might have on John. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Remember to love, surrender to love, and vow to never, never forget See more »



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Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »






Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Eterno Amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,707 (USA) (17 August 2001)


$292,824 (USA) (12 September 2014)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Claire: It isn't always possible to resist... to obey the rules and deny the things that really matter.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


I'll Take You Home Kathleen
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf (uncredited)
Performed by Festival Statesman Barber Shop Chorus
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One Of The Best Films Of Recent Years
13 June 2003 | by (Santa Cruz, Ca) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen Paul Cox's film, 'A Woman's Tale'...see it. It's one of the best films ever made. Pure and simple.

Innocence is only a step behind that. Shows how our emotions never change, even in old age...the love, the passion, the jealousy, it's all there. Breaks many stereotypes about older people by showing them to be full of the same reactions we all are. Not just calm and quiet and 'respectful'...but human and full of a wide range of feelings.


Also see: 'Bliss' and 'Lantana' by the Australian Director Ray Lawrence if you want to know how good Australian films can be.

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