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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 »


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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

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Written by Fran Healy (as Francis Healy)
Performed by Travis
Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing
Licensed by kind permission of Independiente Limited
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Underrated
28 January 2001 | by parqerSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie. I can't quite figure out why, however. It's not quite the psychological thrill that it was perhaps intended to be (we never really get into the head of Martin, a man obsessed with his old love, which most people think is what the film is supposed to be about), and the relationship between Helen and Honda never really becomes a focal point, but like City of Lost Children, it gains a lot of points by simply being a unique viewing experience.

The relationship that Honda has with Smokey (his sister) and Helen are realistic and almost heart warming. It would have been a more enjoyable movie if it simply focused on the trio, but the movie is very intelligent and thought provoking as it is.


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