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

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Actor Charles Tingwell said of director Paul Cox: "Julia and I were waiting over on the other side of the lake, and it was cold underfoot - but we patiently waited, and when we saw the film, he had captured some beautiful cloud patterns as a reflection in the water ... he had just gently waited until the moment was right." 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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I'll Take You Home Kathleen
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf (uncredited)
Performed by Festival Statesman Barber Shop Chorus
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The attempt rates a 10; the result... no higher than a 6
19 August 2001 | by JulMelSee all my reviews

As a woman of 'a certain age' I speak from experience. The sentimentality seemed to me to be excessive. I found the story to be plausible, and the cast superb; it was in the execution that Paul Cox revealed an idealistic approach to men and women in love (at any age). I swear I aged an entire year during this 90-minute experience. I found myself taking deep breaths, wanting to say "Move it along, Paul, give up the ponderosity, let's see the amazing vitality that a love affair injects into formerly perfunctory lives. (That, unfortunately, happened in only one scene ... at the home of friends.) The flashbacks to the young lovers seemed repetitious because there was no progression, no development of the characters Again, I wanted to say, "We get it, Paul, we get it, they were in love--and no different from any couple in love." The ending could have been so much more interesting if Mr. Cox had not, indeed, taken the easy way out. However, I salute the effort to depict us oldsters as something other than grumpy grannies/gramps or eccentric fools.


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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

Gross USA:

$2,202,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,034,980
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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