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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.

Director:

Jesse Peretz

Writers:

Ian McEwan (short story), David Ryan (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Sissel
Giovanni Ribisi ... Joey
Robert John Burke ... Henry
Jeannetta Arnette ... Sissel's Mom
Donal Logue ... Red
Eli Marienthal ... Adrian
Hugh Joseph Babin Hugh Joseph Babin ... Bob
Earl S. Binnings Earl S. Binnings ... Mitch
Howard Barker Howard Barker ... Security Guard
Trang Thanh Le Trang Thanh Le ... Restaurant Cook
L. Christian Mixon ... Tattoo Artist
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proti agapi, teleftaio fili See more »

Filming Locations:

Houma, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Forensic Films,Toast Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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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Jelly On The Table
Performed By Matt Johnston & Shudder to Think
Written By Shudder to Think
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Weird moments in passion
28 March 1999 | by mifunesamuraiSee 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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