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Amateur (1994)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 19 May 1995 (USA)
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Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Isabelle
... Thomas Ludens
... Sofia Ludens
... Edward, Jaque's Accountant
... Jan, Jaque's Goon
... Kurt, Jaque's Goon
... Officer Patsy Melville
... Irate Woman
Jan Leslie Harding ... Waitress
... Frank, the Cook
... Usher
Hugh Palmer ... Warren
... Doorman at Club
Angel Caban ... Detective
... Bartender
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Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember that he used to be a vicious pornographer, responsible for turning his young wife, Sofia, into the world's most notorious porn queen. Sofia's on the run, convinced she's killed him. Together, Isabelle and Thomas set out to discover his past, a past waiting to catch up with him. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Accountancy, Murder, Amnesia, Torture, Ecstasy, Understanding, Redemption


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amador  »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$856,422
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Trivia

Isabelle Huppert got the lead role by writing to the director and begging for a part in his next film. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end when Edward shoots Jan multiple times, after Jan finally collapses and dies he is obviously still breathing as the scene ends. See more »

Quotes

Sofia: I'm not afraid of dying; I'm afraid of pain.
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References Band of Outsiders (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Only Shallow
Written by Kevin Shields
Performed by My Bloody Valentine
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
And courtesy of Creation/SINE, a division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
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I laughed out loud!!
2 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Just stumbled across this movie on STARZ CINEMA. Never hear of it, the director (who apparently has a following) or most of the actors. But I remembered Isabelle Huppert from "Bedroom Window" years ago, and she was worth a look.

What a piece of work! The most inspired, goofy film noir dialogue you will ever hear spoken, by deadpanned actors that somehow still grow on you. The missing person police officer who is heartbroken with every case. The virgin nymphomaniac, when asked how that combination can exist, says "I'm Choosy!" Since she's an ex-nun, I suppose that's true. The former porn star (what a sultry look!!) who wants to become a "mover and a shaker". Priceless stuff. This is also a very gentle R, with almost no profanity or nudity, in its sex crazed, porn sort of way.

Many other IMDb people have given plot points, and either love or hate the presentation, but anyone who was not flat out hysterical when the "hitman" got shot, should stick to TV sitcoms. It was a pure Monty Python worthy moment!!


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