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As a cautionary tale and a lyric expression of love's power, few current movies can match this film's quiet honesty. See more (31 total) »


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Julia Blake ... Claire
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Andreas Borg (as Charles Tingwell)
Kristine Van Pellicom ... Young Claire
Kenny Aernouts ... Young Andreas
Terry Norris ... John

Marta Dusseldorp ... Monique
Robert Menzies ... David

Chris Haywood ... Minister
Norman Kaye ... Gerald
Joey Kennedy ... Sally
Liz Windsor ... Maudie
Dawn Klingberg ... Restaurant Owner
Peter Berger ... Doctor #1
Kate Roberts ... Doctor #2
Michaela Cantwell ... Nurse
Kyra Cox ... Nurse
Carmel Johnson ... Nurse Jennifer-Claire
Rory Walker ... Male Receptionist
Mary Bleby ... Old Woman in Church
Tommy Darwin ... Cemetery Supervisor
Lucy Slattery ... Waitress
Angela Noack ... Woman in grave
Christine Danton ... Contortionist
Jan Dyck ... Andreas' Father
Peter Gaetjem ... Guitarist
Kerryn Schofield ... Piano Accordionist

Directed by
Paul Cox 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Cox  written by

Produced by
Paul Cox .... producer
William T. Marshall .... executive producer
Mark Patterson .... producer
Willem Thijssen .... associate producer
Original Music by
Paul Grabowsky 
Cinematography by
Tony Clark 
Film Editing by
Simon Whitington 
Production Design by
Tony Cronin 
Makeup Department
Mireille Hoetelmans .... hair stylist: Belgian crew
Mireille Hoetelmans .... makeup artist: Belgian crew
Jodee Lenaine-Smith .... makeup assistant
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... hair stylist
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... makeup artist
Production Management
Julie Byrne .... production manager
Joke Clerx .... production manager: Belgian crew
Kim van Oeteren .... unit manager: Belgian crew
Margot Wiburd .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Willem Thijssen .... first assistant director: Belgium
Art Department
Gerd Aertsen .... props: Belgium
Sarah Townsend Gun .... art department attachment
Ludo Volders .... art director: Belgium
Sound Department
Mike Bakaloff .... boom operator (as Michael Bakaloff)
Emma Bortignon .... dialogue editor
Craig Carter .... sound mixer
Craig Carter .... sound
Craig Carter .... supervising sound editor
James Currie .... sound recordist: Belgian crew
James Currie .... sound
Bruce Emery .... sound stereo consultant: Dolby
Adrian Medhurst .... foley assistant
John Simpson .... foley artist
Simon Whitington .... sound effects editor
Tony Young .... foley recordist
Tony Young .... sound mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Paul Cross .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Wim Cloots .... electrician: Belgium
Kyra Cox .... still photographer: Melbourne
Dirk Favere .... gaffer: Belgium
Koen Firlefijn .... key grip: Belgium
Jon Goldney .... key grip
Charles Kiroff .... gaffer
Gerrit Messiaen .... assistant camera: Belgium
Hugh Miller .... best boy
Judd Overton .... clapper loader
Xavier Rombouts .... still photographer: Belgium
Hans Sonneveld .... assistant camera: Belgium
Hans Sonneveld .... focus puller
Todd Telford .... assistant grip
Felix van Groeningen .... assistant grip: Belgium
Kim van Oeteren .... still photographer: Belgium
Dirk Van Rampelbergh .... electrician: Belgium
Jan Vancaillie .... director of photography: Belgium
Casting Department
Sara de Vries-Vinck .... casting: Belgium (as Sara de Vries)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bernadette Corstens .... costume designer: Belgium
Erwina Sleutel .... wardrobe: Belgium
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ian Letcher .... color grader
Julia MacLeod .... negative matcher
Music Department
David Gallasch .... musician: organ
Roger Glanville-Hicks .... musician: lute
Paul Grabowsky .... musician: piano
Ian Johnson .... musician: organ
Mark Knoop .... musician: accordion
Isabel Morse .... musician: viola
Sarah Morse .... musician: cello
John O'Donnell .... musician: organ
Christine Sullivan .... musician: voice
Robin Gray .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Other crew
Sarah Abbey .... location manager
Julie Byrne .... production coordinator
Bart Eycken .... location manager: Belgium
Dale Fairbairn .... production accountant
John Fairhead .... production runner
Louis Keramidas .... laboratory liaison
Sharon Kerrigan .... assistant coordinator
Mojgan Khadem .... continuity
Ian Letcher .... laboratory liaison
David Lightfoot .... consultant producer
Shaun Miller .... director attachment
Chris Pike .... production runner
Jo Stewart .... post-production script
Oliver Streeton .... title designer
Maite Thijssen .... runner: Belgium (as Maité Thijssen)
Griet Van Cleemput .... runner: Belgium
Leonie Verhoeven .... assistant to director
Leonie Verhoeven .... production assistant: Belgium
Margot Wiburd .... script editor
Ezra Erker .... thanks
Judith Herzberg .... thanks
John Larkin .... thanks
Tony Llewellyn-Jones .... thanks (as Tony Llewellyn Jones)
Judith McCann .... thanks
Marius Murdoch-Cox .... thanks
Malcolm Richards .... thanks
Barbara Ring .... thanks
Michael Rowan .... thanks
Jan Stelder .... thanks
Oliver Streeton .... thanks
Godfried Van de Perre .... thanks
Aden Young .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity
94 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
As a cautionary tale and a lyric expression of love's power, few current movies can match this film's quiet honesty., 30 January 2002
Author: John DeSando ( from Columbus, Ohio

Writer, director Paul Cox's `Innocence' may be about senior-citizen love, but it really is about how we must be ready when love arrives or when it returns, no matter at what age. As a cautionary tale and a lyric expression of love's power, few current movies can match this film's quiet honesty.

At the same time, `Innocence' has enough aphorisms and platitudes about love and life to make it qualify for the `I am Sam/Majestic' sugar trophy. Heroine Claire's leaden comment, `Too much love is as bad as no love at all,' is one of the winners.

But then when she says to her elderly friend before their lovemaking, "If we're going to do this--let's do it like grownups. First, close the curtains. Then, close your eyes," I have to admit it made me consider that bedroom antics at any age are pretty goofy in the cold light of maturity. In this way, Cox has caught the humanity that crosses all age lines and doesn't need the excessive silent intercutting of numerous romantic reveries from the protagonists' youth.

If you see `Innocence,' you may never have to see another love story. The romance between these two almost 70 year olds is fraught with uncertainty, deception, longing, passion, and regret. It is honest about the choices we make and their consequences. It is hopeful about our ability to recoup our losses and begin again, even at life's end.

So, like our own lives and loves, the film is alternately sublime and ridiculous. View it if only to witness on film the first and last time you will see septuagenarians making love. Hey, they look just as silly as the rest of us.

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