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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 more »

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Isabelle
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Thomas Ludens
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Sofia Ludens
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Edward, Jaque's Accountant
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Jan, Jaque's Goon
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Kurt, Jaque's Goon
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Officer Patsy Melville
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Irate Woman
Jan Leslie Harding ...
Waitress
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Frank, the Cook
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Usher
Hugh Palmer ...
Warren
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Doorman at Club
Angel Caban ...
Detective
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Bartender
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Taxi Driver
David Greenspan ...
George, the Pornographer
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Kid reading 'The Odyssey'
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Girl Squatter
Dwight Ewell ...
Boy Squatter
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Video Store Clerk
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Pizza Guy
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Young Irate Mother
James McCauley ...
Policeman
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Policeman
David Troup ...
Guard
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Young Detective
Marissa Copeland ...
Sister at Door
Dael Orlandersmith ...
Mother Superior
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Sharpshooter
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Cop Who Shoots Thomas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Fisher ...
David (uncredited)

Directed by

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Hal Hartley

Written by

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Hal Hartley ... ()

Produced by

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Jerome Brownstein ... executive producer
Hal Hartley ... producer
Ted Hope ... producer
Lindsay Law ... executive producer
Yves Marmion ... executive producer
Scott Meek ... executive producer

Music by

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Hal Hartley ... (as Ned Rifle)
Jeffrey Taylor

Cinematography by

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Michael Spiller

Film Editing by

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Steve Hamilton

Editorial Department

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Alex Albanese ... first assistant editor
Susan Littenberg ... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba ... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher

Casting By

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Suzanne Crowley
Billy Hopkins

Production Design by

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Steve Rosenzweig

Art Direction by

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Ginger Tougas

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Baime
Amy Tapper

Costume Design by

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Alexandra Welker

Makeup Department

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Judy Chin ... makeup artist
Marjorie Durand ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Christopher Goode ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert C. Albertell ... third assistant director
Gregory Jacobs ... first assistant director
Allen Kupetsky ... second assistant director

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Susan Blume ... scenic artist
Laurie F. Cohen ... scenic charge
Rob Cosentino ... art production assistant (as Robert Cosentino)
David Doernberg ... property master (as Dave Doernberg)
Linda Harvey ... construction coordinator
Sarah Lavery ... assistant props
Joyce Pierpoline ... art department coordinator (as Joyce M. Pierpoline)
Neda Pourang ... art intern
Constance Van Flandern ... set property master

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Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Jeanne Gilliland ... second boom operator
Paul Koronkiewicz ... boom operator
Susan Littenberg ... sound editor
Jeff Pullman ... sound mixer
Steve Silkensen ... sound editor
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer

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Drew Jiritano ... special effects
Ron Petruccione ... special effects

Stunts

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Phil Neilson ... stunt coordinator
Ron Petruccione ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bart Blaise ... second assistant camera
Richard Breen ... best boy electric
Paul Candrilli ... key grip
Leonard Freed ... additional still photographer
Eric M. Klein ... best boy grip
Richard Ludwig ... still photographer
Paul Nickason ... dolly grip
Storn Peterson ... first assistant camera
Linda Phillips ... electrician
Danya Reich ... second second assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield ... gaffer (as W. Stubblefield)
Joe Stubblefield ... electrician

Casting Department

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Kerry Barden ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elana C. Fisher ... costume production assistant
Marina Marit ... wardrobe supervisor
Kathryn Nixon ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Eddy Collyns ... location manager
Jocelyn Jansons ... location assistant
Andrew Saxe ... assistant location manager

Transportation Department

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Brian Maxwell ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Joan Altman ... production auditor
Paul C. Arianas ... assistant production coordinator
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Erik L. Barnes ... production assistant
Fliss Coombs ... unit publicist
Joyce Hsieh ... assistant auditor
Roger Kass ... legal services
Lilene Mansell ... dialect coach
James McCauley ... fight director (as James Michael McCauley)
Victoria McGarry ... production coordinator
Alexa D. O'Brien ... production office intern
Rick Washburn ... weapons coordinator
Greg White ... production assistant
Victor Glynn ... studio executive (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Accountancy, Murder, Amnesia, Torture, Ecstasy, Understanding, Redemption See more »
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Also Known As
  • Amador (Portugal)
  • Amatőr (Hungary)
  • Amatör (Sweden)
  • Amator (Poland)
  • Hovevim (Israel, Hebrew title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $2,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Waiter (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Mind Full of Worry See more »
Quotes Thomas: How can you be a nymphomaniac and never had sex?
Isabelle: I'm choosy.
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