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The Garden of Eden (2008)

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A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Catherine Hill Bourne
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Marita
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Madame Aurol
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David's Father
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Col. Philip Boyle
Mathias Koie Levi Palsvig ...
Young David (as Mathias Palsvig)
Héctor Tomás ...
Patrice (as Hector Tomas)
Dritan Biba ...
Waiter
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Monsieur Jean
Álvaro Roig ...
Vladimir (as Alvaro Roig)
Yaël Belicha ...
Girl Onlooker (as Yael Belicha)
María Miguel ...
Nina (as Maria Miguel)
Igacio Gijon Solis ...
Ritz Waiter
Enrique Zaldua ...
Waiter #2 (as Enrique Zoldua)
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Storyline

Set in the jazz age years, prior to the depression, the story follows a successful young American writer, David Bourne, and his beautiful new wife, Catherine, on their extended honeymoon in Europe. Catherine soon becomes restless and starts to tests her husband's devotion, pushing him to the limits of her imagination. Already unsure of the games his wife is playing, David is both uncomfortable and curious when she brings a sultry Italian girl, Marita, to spice things up. As the erotic game reaches new levels, the events that follow will change their lives forever. Written by Katherine McCormack

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writer | novelist | smoking | spain | flashback | See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and some language

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Release Date:

15 September 2011 (Chile)  »

Also Known As:

Hemingway's Garden of Eden  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,404 (USA) (10 December 2010)

Gross:

$22,083 (USA) (24 December 2010)
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Trivia

John Irvin along with the three leads, appeared in an episode of "Film '72" on the 19th of February 2008. See more »

Quotes

David Bourne: I can't believe what's happening...
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Soundtracks

Jonesy's Blues
Performed by Raimond Bugatti and his Platinum Lounge Syncopators
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Medriocre but well acted
31 May 2011 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

This is a very mediocre movie with really good actors who have done everything to give shape to this story. Mena Suvari and Caterina Murino are great in their roles even if these roles are incomplete for understand their stories. For Jack Huston I did not feel anything. He is just not the right actor for the role maybe, he seems too young and perfect to be credible. The story remains shallow, despite the inspiring beginning and how seductive the first 30 minutes looks - it then became flat. The characters are not developed enough to make them believable. They are a cool couple but without any reason to do what they do?. Sad to see what could be a good movie in the right hands. The photography and aesthetic in the movie is good, also beautiful locations, however the lack of depth make this almost disappear. I feel disappointed after watching it.


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