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Innocence (2000)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 November 2001 (USA)
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Claire
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Andreas Borg (as Charles Tingwell)
Kristine Van Pellicom ...
Young Claire
Kenny Aernouts ...
Young Andreas
Terry Norris ...
John
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Monique
Robert Menzies ...
David
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Minister
Norman Kaye ...
Gerald
Joey Kennedy ...
Sally
Liz Windsor ...
Maudie
Dawn Klingberg ...
Restaurant Owner
Peter Berger ...
Doctor #1
Kate Roberts ...
Doctor #2
Michaela Cantwell ...
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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 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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First love, second chance. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Amor Eterno Amor  »

Box Office

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

Gross:

$292,824 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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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 »

Soundtracks

Jerusalem
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Lyrics by William Blake
Music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Played on the organ by Andreas in the last church scene
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An experience of pure joy!
23 January 2001 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film took my breath away. It's been many months, perhaps years, since I last felt so moved by a feature film.

Paul Cox has certainly outdone himself with this one. There were times when I was reminded of `A Woman's Tale', his offering from around ten years ago, particularly during the discussions about life, death and love. In particular, his theme about death being a part of life continues in this feature.

The performances of Tingwell, Blake and Norris are outstanding, and the scenes of intimacy are tasteful and beautiful. The Australian scenes were filmed in Adelaide, and this city scrubs up well and does the story justice.

Cox makes ample use of his usual visual signatures - faces through glass doors, reflections in water, wind chimes, caged birds, people talking from the other side of trees in autumnal glory. However, for me, the scene in the church when Andreas plays `Jerusalem' on the pipe organ, managed to gather together the visual with the aural, and deliver a hefty dose of the emotional as well.

An astonishing film, and the most believable love story I have ever seen on the big screen.


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