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Desire (1992)

Salt on Our Skin (original title)
A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the ... See full summary »

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Andrew Birkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... George
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Gavin
Anaïs Jeanneret Anaïs Jeanneret ... Frédérique
Hanns Zischler ... Sidney
Barbara Jones Barbara Jones ... Ellen
Rolf Illig ... George's Father
Petra Berndt ... Jodie
László I. Kish ... Angus (as László Kish)
Shirley Henderson ... Mary
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Gavin's Mother
Claudine Auger ... George's Mother
Charles Berling ... Roger
Gene D'Onofrio Gene D'Onofrio ... Gavin's Father
Philip Pretten Philip Pretten ... Al
Shawn Provender Shawn Provender ... Daniel, 6 Years Old
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Storyline

A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and they continue their separate lives but also continue their affair through the years, loving each other despite their differences. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | Canada | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 September 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Desire See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Greta Scacchi and Vincent D'Onofrio were romantically involved at the time of the filming. Their daughter Leila George D'Onofrio, was born in March 1992. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George: I'm standing without you, on the bridge of the boat, cutting its way into the black night towards the end of the world.
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Soundtracks

Green Grows the Laurel
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Traditional Scottish ballad
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two persons, two world, one love
25 March 2005 | by stephcin1See all my reviews

This movie is about love and all the sacrifices we have to make sometimes to have just one moment of true happiness. I've seen the movie and read the book and i truly think that this is the best movie i've seen. It's intense and intelligent plus the actors are perfect in their roles. Vincent D'onofrio has the perfect body and face for this. I even bought the movie and i watch it once a month. The book is even more intense because of all the details. The title of the book is Les vaisseaux du coeur in french and the autor is Benoite Groult. If someone wants to read it! I saw the movie for the first time in 1994 and never forgot about it since then. I was just a teenager but i remembered the title and two years ago i found this movie in a garage sell and it became my treasure!!!


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