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Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | | Biography, Drama | 5 October 1990 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry Miller
... June Miller
... Anaïs Nin
... Hugo
... Osborn
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Eduardo (as Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
Bruce Myers ... Jack
Juan Luis Buñuel ... Publisher / Editor (as Jean-Luis Bunuel)
... Spanish Dance Instructor (as Feodor Atkine)
Sylvie Huguel ... Emilia
Artus de Penguern ... Brassaï
... Henry's Friend No. 1 (as Pierre Etaix)
Pierre Edernac ... Henry's Friend No. 2 - Magician
Gaëtan Bloom ... Henry's Friend No. 3 - Magician (as Gaetan Bloom)
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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A True Adventure More Erotic Than Any Fantasy

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Biography | Drama

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,032,942, 5 October 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,567,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,472,449
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Bruce Willis was considered for the role of Henry Miller. See more »

Quotes

AnaÔs Nin: How would you lie to June if you were making love to her?
Hugo Guiler: Making love to her?
AnaÔs Nin: Yes. To her body. To her voluptuous body. She is so perverse, so naked. Tell her that you love her.
Hugo Guiler: I love you.
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: First Movement
Written by Claude Debussy
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Visuals From Heaven, Story From Hell
2 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

A sexy movie with two very interesting faces - Maria de Medeiros and Uma Thurman - and one ugly and obnoxious one (Fred Ward, playing American writer "Henry Miller.")

I wish Thurman had a bigger role in this movie. The photo of her in this picture - the one Ward stares at periodically - is one of the most fascinating portraits I've ever seen. De Medeiros is shown naked quite a bit but it's her face, with those big eyes and the 1930s look, that's interesting. The nudity and lesbian sex scene gave this a NC-17 rating, the first movie ever to get that rating (from what I read.), and deservedly so. In Paris in the 1930s, where this story is set, they were "ahead" of their time (secuarly speaking) regarding decadence. This movie captures that atmosphere, although it's a bit TOO sleazy at times.

The film features some wonderful photography. One of the best cinematographers in the business, Phillipe Rousselot, filmed this. The worst part of the film was simply no likable characters and a bit too many dull spots. But.....the film really offers some visual treats.


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