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First Love, Last Rites (1997)

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Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.

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A story centered on a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose career is flagging and whose marriage is on the rocks. He also encounters another potential dilemma: a potential environmental catastrophe.

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Red
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Adrian
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Earl S. Binnings ...
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Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.

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A traveler's new worldly experiences of a steamy love affair in Louisiana.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language
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7 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Proti agapi, teleftaio fili  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,876, 9 August 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,542, 11 October 1998
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This film is the first adaptation of the Ian McEwan's short story "First love, last rites" from his 1975 book "First love, last rites". The film does not adapt any of the other short stories from the book. More short stories from the same book were adapted into short films ("Butterflies" was adapted in 1988, 2003 and 2005) and a feature film ("Conversation with a Cupboard Man" was adapted in 1993) See more »

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Speed Of Love
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Weird moments in passion
28 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

This simple little flic allows us to share the new worldly experiences of a traveller's love affair in Louisiana. He stumbles into a passionate woman and her peculiar family along with an eel and a creature scratching within the cavity of the wall. What more can a person ask for? Wonderfully paced with some awkward mannerisms from the performers who make it a treat to watch.


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