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Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | | Biography, Drama | 5 October 1990 (USA)
Anaïs Nin meets the American writer, Henry Miller, in Paris in 1931. She keeps a diary of her sexual awakening which includes Henry and his wife, June.

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writers:

Anaïs Nin (book), Philip Kaufman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Ward ... Henry Miller
Uma Thurman ... June Miller
Maria de Medeiros ... Anaïs Nin
Richard E. Grant ... Hugo
Kevin Spacey ... Osborn
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Eduardo (as Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
Bruce Myers Bruce Myers ... Jack
Juan Luis Buñuel ... Publisher / Editor (as Jean-Luis Bunuel)
Féodor Atkine ... Spanish Dance Instructor (as Feodor Atkine)
Sylvie Huguel Sylvie Huguel ... Emilia
Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern ... Brassaï
Pierre Étaix ... Henry's Friend No. 1 (as Pierre Etaix)
Pierre Edernac Pierre Edernac ... Henry's Friend No. 2 - Magician
Gaëtan Bloom Gaëtan Bloom ... Henry's Friend No. 3 - Magician (as Gaetan Bloom)
Alexandre De Gall Alexandre De Gall ... Henry's Friend No. 4 - Clown
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Storyline

In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June shuttles between Paris and New York trying to find acting jobs while Henry works on his first major work, "Tropic of Cancer," a pseudo-biography of June. Anais and Hugo help finance the book, but June is displeased with Henry's portrayal of her, and Anais and Henry have many arguments about their styles of writing on a backdrop of a Bohemian lifestyle in Paris. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

A True Adventure More Erotic Than Any Fantasy

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

NC-17 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This major motion picture's opening title card reads: "Paris, 1931". See more »

Quotes

Henry Miller: She is my fucking wife.
AnaÔs Nin: You don't understand your own fucking wife.
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Connections

Referenced in Eldorado: Episode #1.128 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Barnacle Bill The Sailor
Composed by Frank Luther
Performed by Fred Ward
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Great role for Maria de Medieros
2 May 2010 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

A lot was good here. One of the thing that was "bad" was almost certainly deliberate -- the contrast between the coarse, gross facial features of Fred Ward, in juxtaposition with the extremely delicate visage of Maria de Medeiros. One thing that could have been better: the "baldness" of Fred Ward. I don't know him, and don't know if he's bald, but this looked like a very bad make-up job. Surely they could do better in 1990. Or did Miller shave the top of his head and pretend to be bald? I don't know, but I doubt it. In spite of the title, the movie is really about Anais Nin. This was a fine performance by Miss de Medieros, and is worth watching for that alone. It won't appeal to the car chase-and-explosion crowd, but it's not for them anyway. I don't see what made the difference from an "R" rating.


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,032,942, 8 October 1990

Gross USA:

$11,567,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,472,449
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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