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The Garden of Eden -- Based on Ernest Hemingway's final novel and set in the jazz age, a successful young American writer and his beautiful wife on their extended honeymoon in Europe.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
James Scott Linville (screenplay)
Ernest Hemingway (novel)
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Release Date:
15 September 2011 (Chile) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Surrender your inhibitions...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mena Suvari ... Catherine Hill Bourne

Jack Huston ... David Bourne

Caterina Murino ... Marita

Carmen Maura ... Madame Aurol

Matthew Modine ... David's Father

Richard E. Grant ... Col. Philip Boyle
Mathias Koie Levi Palsvig ... Young David (as Mathias Palsvig)
Héctor Tomás ... Patrice (as Hector Tomas)
Dritan Biba ... Waiter

Luis Callejo ... 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)
Lola Peno ... Rotund Woman

Alejandro Arroyo ... Man in Crowd
Lucy Hunt ... Girl At Party
Moses Ivayo ... Juma
Melvin Alusa ... Head Porter
Serah Mwihaki ... African Woman #1 (as Sarah Mwihaki)
Helena Waithera ... African Woman #2 (as Helen Waithera)
Olivia Njambi ... African Woman #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucy Roslyn ... Girl At Party (as Lucy Hunt)
David M. Antón ... Gentleman (uncredited)

Isabella Orlowska ... Constanza (uncredited)
Michail Krasnoborov Redwood ... Manet the Painter (uncredited)

Alex Spijksma ... Robert Leenhoff - brother-in-law of Manet the painter (uncredited)

Directed by
John Irvin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Scott Linville (screenplay)

Ernest Hemingway (novel)

Produced by
Tim Baish .... co-producer
Al Burgess .... line producer
Alice Guien .... associate producer
Geoff Jarrett .... co-producer
Tim Lewiston .... producer
Bob Mahoney .... producer
Wojtek Palys .... associate producer
Lorne Thyssen .... executive producer
Mario Zvan .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Julià 
 
Cinematography by
Ashley Rowe 
 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Gibbs 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Tim Hutchinson 
 
Art Direction by
Jonathan McKinstry 
 
Set Decoration by
Bárbara Pérez-Solero 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
 
Makeup Department
Vicen Beti .... casual makeup assistant
Montse Damas .... additional crowd makeup
Cecilia Escot .... additional makeup artist
Sylvie Imbert .... makeup artist
Leticia Ruiz .... temporary makeup artist
Miguel Sesé Guillot .... assistant makeup artist
Miguel Sesé Guillot .... makeup artist
Natalia Sesé .... hair stylist
Amparo Sánchez .... key hair stylist
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Helen Martí Donoghue .... unit manager (as Helen Marti Donoghue)
Octavi Martínez .... production manager (as Octavi Martinez Moix)
Hemal Shah .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Downs .... third assistant director
Dominic Fysh .... first assistant director
Virginia Maillo .... assistant director runner
Simon Morris .... second assistant director
Jairo Murray .... second assistant director
Catalina Parra .... third assistant director
Eddie Stacey .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Rachel Arthur .... stand-by painter
Antonio Calvo-Dominguez .... assistant art director
Luis Doce .... set dresser
Carolina Hernández .... assistant set decorator
Carolina Hernández .... set dresser
Georgina Hutchinson .... art department assistant
Daniel Izar de la Fuente .... props
Domingo Merino .... stand-by props
Ian Murray .... stand-by Rigger/Carpenter
Ian Murray .... standby rigger (as Ian Vincent Murray)
Aitana Ozaeta .... painter
Nigel Pollock .... stand-by art director
Óscar Romero .... stand by props
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... props
 
Sound Department
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Giancarlo Dellapina .... sound mixer
Levent Erdogan .... adr assistant
Robert Farr .... re-recording mixer
Cecilia Lanzi .... boom operator
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Chips Paul .... foley editor
David Rodríguez .... adr recordist
David Sevilla .... assistant sound
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Alterman .... digital compositor: Rushes Post Production
Jocelin Capper .... digital executive producer: Rushes Post Production
Charlotte Collings .... di producer
Mark J. Flores Corpuz .... digital compositor (as Mark Corpuz)
Dani Devereux .... digital matte painter
Joseph Dymond .... compositor
Johan Gay .... digital matte painter
Sukh Gill .... visual effects coordinator: Rushes
Noel Harmes .... compositor
Warwick Hewett .... visual effects coordinator: Rushes Post Production
Christoffer Hulusjö .... digital compositor
Louise Hussey .... visual effects producer: Rushes Post Production
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Anthony Laranjo .... compositor
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager: Scanning and Laser record
Jonathan Privett .... visual effects supervisor: Rushes Post Production
Yolanda Rubio .... digital compositor
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
Richard Sällqvist .... digital compositor
Alan Williamson .... visual effects assistant: Rushes Post Production
 
Stunts
Ramón Jiménez .... stunt performer
Andy Pilgrim .... stunt double: Jack Huston
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Susie Allnutt .... still photographer
Miquel Auguet .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Águeda Balogh .... second assistant camera
Jorge Barros .... electrician
Nicola Dalla Mura .... clapper loader
Elliott Gilhooly .... camera trainee
Lia Giralt .... best girl electrician
Jonathan Maurice Lee .... key grip (as Jonathan Lee)
Roger Martínez .... first assistant camera
Fernando Matas .... assistant camera
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Vince McGahon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Vince McGahon .... cinematographer: second unit
Romano Molter .... focus puller: "b" camera: Kenia Unit
Alex Narváez .... best boy
Alex Narváez .... electrician
Leonardo Osello .... camera operator
Raúl Peña .... electrician
Víctor Sarasa .... electrician
Xavier Sarasa .... gaffer
Eric Solé .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Manuel Leon Gonzalez .... extras casting
Camilla-Valentine Isola .... casting: Spain
Maggy Kiundi .... casting: Kenya
Helena Oliva .... extras casting
Benjamín Seva .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheara Abrahams .... costume assistant
Sharon Long .... assistant costume designer
Gabriella Loria .... costume buyer
Elisabeth Martirena .... break down artist
Tricia Monk .... set costumer
Linda O'Reilly .... costume supervisor
Nelle Ormrod .... wardrobe supervisor
Raúl Ramos .... costume assistant
Nuria Varella .... wardrobe assistant (as Núria Varella)
José Vico .... crowd costume pre-fitter
Lorena Álvarez .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Andrews .... negative cutter
Kerri Aungle .... negative cutter
Trevor Brown .... digital intermediate colorist
Steven Forrester .... first assistant editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Sabine McDonald .... negative cutter
Erin McGookin .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Russell .... colourist
Kelly Smith .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Eva Andújar .... location manager
Guillermo Flórez Muñiz .... location assistant
Elena Griolli .... location assistant
Sven Hass .... location manager
Octavi Martínez .... location manager
 
Music Department
Peter Due .... orchestrator
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Don Gallacher .... music supervisor
Matt Herbst .... orchestrator
Victor Pesavento .... orchestrator
Mark Stevens .... composer: additional music
Mark Stevens .... musical director
 
Transportation Department
Juan Aracil .... production driver
Ravi Dube .... transportation coordinator
Frederic Fabrega .... driver
Gabriel Rubio Sanchez .... transportation department
Francisco Rojo Villada .... transportation coordinator
Ian Westwell .... facilities driver
 
Other crew
Nuria Martín Chucrel .... production runner
Claudia Cimmino .... production coordinator
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Lucía del Río .... production accountant
Constantine Gregory .... dialogue coach
Sven Hass .... first production assistant
Jane Jackson .... script supervisor
Consolata Karani .... travel and accommodation coordinator
Lluís Malet .... production assistant
Shiv Mandavia .... production coordinator
Helen Martí Donoghue .... assistant production coordinator (as Helen Marti Donoghue)
Kati Martí Donoghue .... assistant to director
Katherine McCormack .... unit publicist
Vasileios Papatheocharis .... runner
Arthur Shepherd .... runner
Abi Sila .... post/vfx accountant
Patti Vailati .... publicist
Leoni Cotgrove .... producers office assistant: Spain (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hemingway's Garden of Eden" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and some language
Runtime:
USA:97 min (DVD version) | 111 min (original cut)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
USA:R (certificate #44087)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Irvin along with the three leads, appeared in an episode of "Film '72" on the 19th of February 2008.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The fish David "catches" is clearly made of rubber. The fish has an adipose fin which only salmon and catfish have. This fake fish does not look like a salmon at all with the spiky dorsal fin and the snapper head.See more »
Quotes:
David Bourne:I can't believe what's happening...See more »
Soundtrack:
Ain't We Got FunSee more »

FAQ

Did Jack Huston really dive off the cliff?
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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Superb, 18 December 2010
Author: classydriver12 from United Kingdom

This film is excellent, even though there is quite a lot of nudity. The photography is absolutely stunning and mesmerising, particularly scenes in Africa and by the quayside. The acting is excellent and all in all this is a fantastic film. Not for the faint-hearted, though.

The sets for this film were devised especially and the hotel built for the purpose of the story.

The ending has been changed for the American market but hopefully will be back to the original for the British and European markets. Perhaps in 2011 this film will be released for these areas to view. It is such a shame it has taken so long to be released, having been completed in 2008.

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