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I Want You (1998)

A young boy and his sister are drawn into one man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover.

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Eoin McNamee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Helen
Alessandro Nivola ... Martin
Luka Petrusic Luka Petrusic ... Honda
Labina Mitevska ... Smokey
Paul Popplewell ... Phonebox Man
Ben Daniels ... Bob
Graham Crowden ... Old Man
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Sonja
Steve John Shepherd ... Sam
Phyllida Law ... Woman at Hairdresser #1
Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod ... Woman at Hairdresser #2
Kenny Doughty ... Smokey's Friend
Des McAleer Des McAleer ... Flowers Salesman
Julian Rivett ... Billy
Julie Smith Julie Smith ... Young Woman
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Storyline

Helen is a young woman running a hairdressing salon; Bob is her boyfriend and local radio DJ; Honda is a mute kid who's secretly taping people's conversation and Smokey is Honda's sister who sings at local bar. New guy in town is the mysterious Martin, who shares some dark history with Helen and observes her from afar at first. Honda falls in love with Helen and starts taping her conversations with Bob, and that leads to reactivation of the Helen-Martin relationship. Written by Anonymous

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What she wants, she gets. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beloved See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,242, 6 June 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,242, 6 June 1999
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

I Want You
Written by Elvis Costello (as MacManus)
Performed by Elvis Costello & The Attractinos
Produced by Nick Lowe and Colin Fairley
Published by Plangent Visions Music Limited
Copyright 1986 Elvis Costello Limited
By kind permission of Demon Records Limited
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3 July 2000 | by Bob7See all my reviews

I agree with most of the other reviewers comments, but the viewer should know that this is not mainstream stuff, it's alternative, sort of like "High Art". If you like standard slick Hollywood stuff, this won't be your bag. Scenes change quickly, and at other times dawdle over a mood. The sex is alternative too, no standard love here. The acting is adequate, and the cinamatography is rural grundge UK, nothing pretty, not one nice English garden anywhere, mostly mud and weeds. If you've got broad tastes, give it a try. -Bob


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