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Surviving Desire (1992)

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Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical experience of a relationship with a man whose life is ruled by the themes of the... See full summary »

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Hal Hartley

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Hal Hartley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Donovan ... Jude
Matt Malloy ... Henry
Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson ... Katie
Julie Kessler Julie Kessler ... Jill (as Julie Sukman)
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ... Sofie
Thomas J. Edwards Thomas J. Edwards
George Feaster George Feaster
Lisa Gorlitsky
Emily Kunstler Emily Kunstler
John MacKay John MacKay
James McCauley ... (as James Michael McCauley)
Vincent Rutherford
Gary Sauer Gary Sauer
Steven Schub
Hannah Sullivan Hannah Sullivan ... (as Patricia Sullivan)
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Storyline

Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical experience of a relationship with a man whose life is ruled by the themes of the Russian Lit. he extolls in class. Jude shows an interesting side of the stigmas associated with transgenerational relationships and how to deal with the inevitable pain of a love doomed to failure. Written by Mike Bush <mbush@osiris.ac.hmc.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1993 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A vágy tovább él See more »

Filming Locations:

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Sofie: If you never see me again will you be sad? Will you be tortured by the memory of having been with me? Will you become obsessed? Will you be maudlin? And anti-social? Will you get into fights?
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References Day of Wrath (1943) See more »

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Drug Test
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Written by Ira Kaplan
Courtesy of Roshashauna Music, BMI
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Delightful intellectual comedy
5 March 2001 | by adam1117See all my reviews

This movie is not for everyone; the illiterate and anyone who can't appreciate dialogue that sounds just as dead pan as it should aren't going to understand what's going on here at all. This movie takes a simple relationship, and, in a rather dead pan, witty manner, the characters go through the motions of a long term relationship in about a day. The dialogue is absolutely delicious, and the supporting characters are wonderful. The movie does a magnificent job of dissecting the personality of stereotypical people and relationships. Those who can appreciate the style will be rolling on the floor laughing.


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