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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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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
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Jay
Rémi Martin ...
Jean-Pierre
Laetitia Spigarelli ...
Sandrine
Arnaud Churin ...
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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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Rated R for drug content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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1 September 2004 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£4,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,953 (USA) (28 April 2006)

Gross:

$136,007 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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Lead actress Maggie Cheung and director Olivier Assayas were already divorced when they made this movie. See more »

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Rebuilding Life
16 October 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The former successful forty-two years old rock star Lee Hauser (James Johnston) is decadent and his friends blame his girlfriend Emily Wang (Maggie Cheung) for the fall in his career due to excessive use of drugs. Their son Jay (James Dennis) is raised by his grandparents Albrecht Hauser (Nick Nolte) and Rosemary Hauser (Martha Henry) in Vancouver. When Lee dies of overdose in a motel room, Emily is sentenced to six months in jail. She moves to Paris where she unsuccessfully struggles to keep clean. When she decides to retrieve the guard of he son, she is supported by her father-in-law and finds the necessary strength to rebuild her life.

"Clean" is a heavy drama of second chance in life with great performances of Maggie Cheung and the boy James Dennis, who probably has the strongest lines with the rejection to his mother. Nick Nolte performs an experienced nice man that believes in forgiveness, but he, actor, seems to be tired. The inconclusive end makes the optimistic viewer like me believes in a final redemption of Emily, but it is open to different interpretations. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Clean"


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