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Innocence (2000)

R | | Drama | 9 November 2001 (USA)
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After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with ... See full summary »

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Paul Cox

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Paul Cox
9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Blake ... Claire
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Andreas Borg (as Charles Tingwell)
Kristine Van Pellicom Kristine Van Pellicom ... Young Claire
Kenny Aernouts Kenny Aernouts ... Young Andreas
Terry Norris Terry Norris ... John
Marta Dusseldorp ... Monique
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... David
Chris Haywood ... Minister
Norman Kaye ... Gerald
Joey Kennedy ... Sally
Liz Windsor Liz Windsor ... Maudie
Dawn Klingberg Dawn Klingberg ... Restaurant Owner
Peter Berger Peter Berger ... Doctor #1
Kate Roberts Kate Roberts ... Doctor #2
Michaela Cantwell Michaela Cantwell ... Nurse
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Storyline

After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her first husband, John. Andreas and Claire find that the connection they shared when they were young is still there and they soon become involved in a rekindled love affair. However, this time around, there are more complications, including the possibilities of ill health and death, as well as the impact their relationship might have on John. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Remember to love, surrender to love, and vow to never, never forget See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Art Films | Go Patterson Films | See more »

Country:

Australia | Belgium

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Eterno Amor See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,707, 19 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$292,824, 12 September 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was produced with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation. See more »

Quotes

Claire: It isn't always possible to resist... to obey the rules and deny the things that really matter.
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Connections

Referenced in Interview with Paul Cox (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Take You Home Kathleen
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf (uncredited)
Performed by Festival Statesman Barber Shop Chorus
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Complexity and maturity make this film almost unique.
8 June 2002 | by tfdillSee all my reviews

"Innocence" is uncompromising in its effort to explore a plausible human drama, refusing to offer simple or gratifying solutions. The conclusion of the film might seem a cop-out, but it is moving and credible (and had been dramatically prepared in earlier dialogue), and even the final voiceover avoids pat answers. The photography is particularly beautiful and the direction reminded me (this might seem farfetched) of Carl Theodor Dreyer--the close attention to facial expressions and the careful placement of the characters within meaningful environments especially evoke that master's style. This is a film that probably could not be shown successfully in any multiplex in the US, but if you can find it at an independent theater (or on video sometime) be sure to see it. I was particularly pleased to note that at least half the audience with whom I saw it at our local independent theater was under 30,and they gave every evidence of valuing it as much as the more senior members, though perhaps for other reasons. This is a great film.


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