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Clean (I) (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  1 September 2004 (France)
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London-based Emily Wang gained minor notoriety from her VJ-ing on cable television. She is now more renowned for being the longtime girlfriend and pseudo manager of rock musician Lee Hauser... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emily Wang
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Albrecht Hauser
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Elena
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Irene Paolini
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Vernon
Martha Henry ...
Rosemary Hauser
James Johnston ...
Lee Hauser
James Dennis ...
Jay
Rémi Martin ...
Jean-Pierre
Laetitia Spigarelli ...
Sandrine
Arnaud Churin ...
Store Manager
Man Kit Cheung ...
Restaurant Owner
Kurtys Kidd ...
Detective
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Record Label Owner
Jodi Crawford ...
Gloria
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London-based Emily Wang gained minor notoriety from her VJ-ing on cable television. She is now more renowned for being the longtime girlfriend and pseudo manager of rock musician Lee Hauser, who seems to be on the brink of stardom. Those that know the couple believe she is a bad influence on him, and is the reason why he is a junkie. After Lee dies from an accidental heroin overdose and Emily is imprisoned for six months on possession charges, she learns that the courts have awarded custody of their young adolescent son, Jay, to Lee's aging parents, Albrecht and Rosemary Hauser, who live in Vancouver. A concerned Albrecht asks that she not attempt to see Jay for at least two years while she cleans up her act so as to give Jay a fighting chance at a decent life. Emily initially agrees, knowing that she is in no position to look after Jay. To regain her life, she decides to move back to her old stomping grounds of Paris. As Emily tries mostly unsuccessfully to become clean while eking ... Written by Huggo

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When you don't have a choice, you change.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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1 September 2004 (France)  »

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Czysta  »

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Budget:

£4,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,700 (Hong Kong) (17 December 2004)

Gross:

$136,007 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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Maggie Cheung and Olivier Assayas previously collaborated on Irma Vep (1996). See more »

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References Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002) See more »

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Dead Disco
Written by James Shaw & Emily Haines
Performed by Metric
P © 2003 Last Gang Records
Published by Chrysalis Records
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Brilliant
11 September 2004 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Wonderful characters and beautiful images, on a plot that supports them well, without grabbing too much attention. Assayas shows great skill in timing and in choosing when to pursue and when to cut off a scene, delivering the smoothest storytelling and the most delicate way to bring characters to life. Balibar, Dalle and Tricky provide a rich, clever, contrasting universe where Cheung's brilliant performance and Notle's strong presence can shine. If a bit over-dramatic at times, the use of music is rather moving: no formal perfection, no bland, formatted entertainment, but the sound of real people pouring their life in their songs. Subtlety, sensitivity and humanity in filming life's meanderings make this movie a real treat. 9/10


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