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A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn.

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Anna
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Young Sean
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Joseph
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Eleanor
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Laura
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Bob
Michael Desautels ...
Sean
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Clara
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Clifford
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Mr. Conte
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Mrs. Conte
Joe M. Chalmers ...
Sinclair
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Lee
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Mrs. Hill
Charles Goff ...
Mr. Drummond
Sheila Smith ...
Mrs. Drummond
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Jimmy
Mary Catherine Wright ...
Young Woman
Scott Johnsen ...
Caterer
Elizabeth Greenberg ...
Teacher
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Woman in Lobby
Michael Joseph Cortese Jr. ...
Patrick / Mini Bike Driver
John Robert Tramutola ...
Stevie
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Peter
Margot Jewers ...
Real Estate Agent
Matthew Giffuni ...
Runner
Ian Hoffberg ...
Runner
Laura Fallon ...
Runner
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Man in Lobby
Kavita R. Mangroo ...
Woman at Counter
Alexandra Salo ...
Woman at Party (as Alexandra K. Salo)
Hollis McConnell Jones ...
Bridesmaid / Woman at Party #2 (as Hollis Jones)
Libby Skala ...
Bridesmaid
Bruce Bennetis ...
Wedding Photographer
Gregory Smith ...
Photographer
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Waiter
Ed Bogdanowicz ...
Cop #1
Jerry Fuentes ...
Cop #2
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Secretary
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Clara's Neighbor
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Businessman (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)
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Office Worker (uncredited)
Lian Moy ...
Student (uncredited)
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Voice of Sean (uncredited)
Rumaisa Rahman ...
Member of Engagement Party (uncredited)
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Opera Socialite (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jonathan Glazer

Written by

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Jean-Claude Carrière ... (written by) &
Milo Addica ... (written by) &
Jonathan Glazer ... (written by)

Produced by

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Lizie Gower ... producer
Xavier Marchand ... executive producer
Nick Morris ... producer
Kate Myers ... associate producer
Mark Ordesky ... executive producer
Kerry Orent ... executive producer
Jean-Louis Piel ... producer

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Harris Savides

Film Editing by

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Sam Sneade
Claus Wehlisch

Editorial Department

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Jake Birner ... post-production assistant
Alex Fenn ... assistant editor
Emanuele Giraldo ... assistant editor
Tom Harrison-Read ... assistant editor / film assistant
Megan Hattingh ... first assistant editor (as Megan Murning)
Samantha Lynch ... post-production coordinator (as Samantha Welland)
David Rees ... color timer
Alexander Soskin ... first assistant editor
Joe Violante ... dailies supervisor
Rob Woiwod ... conforming editor
Lee Clappison ... on-line film editor (uncredited)
Joe Gawler ... video colorist (uncredited)
Jim Passon ... final color timer (uncredited)
Joakim Pietras ... additional editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Kevin Thompson

Art Direction by

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Jonathan Arkin

Set Decoration by

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Ford Wheeler

Costume Design by

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John Dunn

Makeup Department

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Chris Bingham ... key makeup artist
Roy Bryson ... key hair stylist
Lynn Campbell ... makeup artist: Ms. Bacall
Marjorie Durand ... makeup artist (as Margie Durand)
Robert McCann ... makeup artist: Ms. Kidman
James Sarzotti ... makeup department head
Kerrie Smith ... hair stylist department head
Kerry Warn ... hair stylist: Ms. Kidman
Anna Krommydas ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jack Deutchman ... post-production supervisor
Alyson Evans ... production supervisor
Christopher Goode ... unit production manager
Erik Holmberg ... executive in charge of production
Jody Levin ... executive in charge of post-production
Michael Solinger ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert C. Albertell ... first assistant director: additional photography (as Robert Albertell)
Timothy Donohue ... second assistant director (as Timothy S. Donohue)
Todd Pfeiffer ... first assistant director (as Todd R. Pfeiffer)
Matthew Sirianni ... second second assistant director (as Matt Sirianni)
Peter Soldo ... second assistant director: additional photography
Adam T. Weisinger ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Stephen A. Baker ... construction grip
Anthony Baldasare ... on-set dresser
Johney Batista ... construction shop production assistant (as Johnny Batista)
Robert Blair ... construction electric
Teresa Carriker-Thayer ... assistant art director
Frances Catalano ... construction grip (as Francis L. Catalano)
Eric Cheripka ... assistant props
Thomas Costabile ... construction coordinator
Robert de Mar ... set dresser (as Robert De Mar)
Charles H. Furey ... carpenter (as Charles Furey)
William Gastelum ... art department production assistant
Peter Gelfman ... property master
Tim Grimes ... assistant property master (as Timothy M. Grimes)
Michael Herlihy ... general foreman
James V. Kent ... assistant props (as Jim Kent)
Hinju Kim ... assistant art director
Robin Koenig ... on-set dresser
Bill Kolpin ... set dresser (as William Kolpin)
Adrian Marler ... storyboard artist
Monique Mitchell ... construction grip foreman
Jack Mortellaro Jr. ... set dresser
Leann Murphy ... art department coordinator (as Leanne Murphy)
Jennifer Alex Nickason ... assistant decorator (as Jenny Alex Nickason)
John Nyomarkay ... assistant art director
Malcolm Reid ... carpenter
Scott Rosenstock ... leadman
Rob Schmitt ... key construction grip (as Robert W. Schmitt)
Erika Spring Forster ... set decorator production assistant (as Erika Spring Foster)
Bryan Tonkin ... construction grip
Robert Topol ... chief scenic artist (as Robert Topoli)
Peter von Bartheld ... set dresser (as Peter J. Von Bartheld)
Stephen Caldwell ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Flo Frintzilas ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Daniel Geary ... carpenter (uncredited)
Adam Jones ... scenic shopman (uncredited)
Diane Rich ... scenic artist (uncredited)
M. Tony Trotta ... camera scenic artist (uncredited)
Gary Wattson ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Barosky ... sound mixer
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer: US
David Boulton ... adr mixer: US
James Boyle ... sound effects editor
Steve Browell ... assistant sound editor
Peter Burgis ... foley walker
Johnnie Burn ... additional sound designer
Julio Carmona ... adr recordist: US
Krissopher Chevannes ... adr recordist: US
Ed Colyer ... foley recordist (as Edward Colyer)
Paul Conway ... dialogue editor
Tony Currie ... adr editor
Andie Derrick ... foley walker (as Andi Derrick)
Thomas Gould ... playback operator
Frank Graziadei ... second boom operator (as Frank J. Graziadei)
Paul Hamblin ... re-recording mixer
Roland Heap ... assistant sound engineer
Stefan Henrix ... dialogue editor
Stuart Hilliker ... re-recording mixer
Kenton Jakub ... adr supervisor: US
Richard Lancaster ... assistant sound engineer
Lisa J. Levine ... adr supervisor: US
Francis Ward Lindsay ... foley editor
James Mather ... supervising sound editor
Daniel Rosenblum ... boom operator
Richard Welsh ... consultant: Dolby (as Rich J. Welch)
James Bennett ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Zane Hayward ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Martin Jensen ... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Daniel McIntosh ... sound effects recordist: location (uncredited)
Joakim Sundström ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Ottesen ... special effects (as John M. Ottesen)
Ron Ottesen ... special effects (as Ronald Ottesen)

Visual Effects by

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Tom Debenham ... visual effects supervisor
Dominic Sidoli ... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Paul Alexiou ... editorial assistant: Double Negative (uncredited)
Lee Clappison ... online film editor (uncredited)
William Foxwell ... digital lab operator: Lip Sync Post (uncredited)
Andy Hague ... visual effects editorial (uncredited)
Pete Hanson ... studio manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
Katja Hollmann ... digital lab supervisor: Lipsync Post (uncredited)
Pedro Lara ... digital artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
Katy Lemon ... digital lab operator: Lip Sync Post (uncredited)
Steve Lynn ... technical support (uncredited)
Sona Pak ... visual effects editorial: Double Negative (uncredited)
Kevin Phelan ... head of post production: Lip Sync Post (uncredited)
Paul Riddle ... digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
William Skellorn ... visual effects editorial: Double Negative (uncredited)
Jim Steel ... digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
Jelena Stojanovic ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Victor Wade ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dylan Bucossi ... stunts
Paul Bucossi ... stunts
Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator
David Copeland ... stunt usher
Roy Farfel ... stunts
Don Hewitt ... stunts
John Roney ... stunt usher

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Bridges ... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator: title sequence
Michael Cambria ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Caesar S. Carnevale ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Caesar Carnevale)
Peter Colavito ... electrician
Stephen Consentino ... steadicam operator
Christopher DeBlau ... electrician (as Christopher De Blau)
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer (as John Deblau)
James P. Dolan ... gaffer: additional photography
Stanley Fernandez Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Stanley Fernandez)
Rick Gioia ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography
Thomas Gould ... video assist
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator: "a" camera
Pedro Hernández ... best boy grip (as Pedro Hernandez)
John Krause ... grip
Bruce MacCallum ... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography
Rick Marroquin ... dolly grip (as Luis R. Marroquin)
Gary Martone ... key grip
Charles Meere III ... rigging gaffer
Tally Morse ... grip (as Talley Morse)
Sean O'Brien ... grip
Christopher Patak ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography (as Chris Patak)
Tom Percarpio ... best boy (as Thomas W. Percarpio)
Charles Quinlivan ... rigging grip
Igor Srubshchik ... video playback operator
Eric Swanek ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rebecca Venezia ... camera loader
Mike Ansbach ... camera operator: video segments (uncredited)
Cira Felina Bolla ... second unit: cinematographer (uncredited)
Glenn Fishel ... grip (uncredited)
Gregory F. Johnson ... grip (uncredited)
Sal Martorano ... electrician (uncredited)
Eric Swanek ... steadicam assistant (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright ... light balloon technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cody Beke ... casting assistant (as Cody P. Beke)
Kristine Bulakowski ... additional casting
Jessica Daniels ... casting assistant
Elizabeth Greenberg ... casting associate
David Kramer ... adr voice casting
Ellen Novack ... casting associate (as Ellen Novak)
Driss Tijani ... extras casting assistant
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lang ... additional casting scout (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joanna Brett ... costume supervisor
Garett Edde ... costume production assistant
Sharon Globerson ... assistant costume designer
Dianne Hylton ... set costumer
Fionnuala M. Lynch ... key set costumer (as Fionnuala Lynch)
Chris Ann Pappas ... assistant costume designer
Kevin Ritter ... costume supervisor (as Kevin M. Ritter)
Lisa Varley ... costume production assistant
Susan Bakula ... costume tailor (uncredited)
Stephanie Biear ... seamstress (uncredited)
Catherine George ... additional costume assistant (uncredited)
Rhonney Greene ... costume production assistant (uncredited)
John Kouromihelakis ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Debbie Lucas ... seamstress (uncredited)
Jessica T. Sinoway ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Eddy Collyns ... location manager
Guy Efrat ... location scout
Dave Ginsberg ... location office coordinator (as David Ginsberg)
Mike Grosky ... assistant location manager (as Michael Grosky)
Clare Lord ... location assistant
Kellie Morrison ... assistant location manager
Collin Smith ... location assistant
Mimi Turner ... assistant location manager
Christopher Johnston ... location scout (uncredited)
Peter Pastorelli ... location assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Saxe ... location scout (uncredited)
Rachael Tartell ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Christopher Briquet ... assistant to composer
Paul Broucek ... executive in charge of music
Peter Cobbin ... score recordist
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor / orchestrator
Jessica Dolinger ... music clearances
Jo Feakes ... music clearances
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
Tom Kenyatta ... music programmer
Sue Mallet ... music contractor
Gerard McCann ... music editor
Gordan Nikolitch ... concertmaster (as Gordan Nikolic)
Peter Raeburn ... music producer / music supervisor
Erin Scully ... music executive
Michael Tremante ... music programmer
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Henry S. Avelin ... driver
Kevin Harrigan ... driver
Victor Meich Jr. ... driver
Louis Volpe ... transportation captain (as Louis 'Sonny' Volpe)
Ralph Volpe ... transportation co-captain
RJ Lucci ... picture car assistant coordinator: New York (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joe Bam ... photo double: Cameron Bright / stand-in: Cameron Bright
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances, Inc.
Michael Bederman ... production accountant
Katherine E. Beyda ... production executive
Ian Blume ... dailies film apprentice
Dawn Bridgewater ... set production assistant
Chris Buddy ... production office assistant (as Christopher Buddy)
Laurie Cartwright ... risk management
Joshua Chaplinsky ... production secretary
Mike Charles ... security
Erin Crackel ... dailies film apprentice
Matthew Danys ... second assistant chef: Premiere Caterers
Jon Davidson ... production controller
Catherine Domareki ... studio teacher: Cameron Bright
Jeff Egan ... production safety
Debora Fearon ... second assistant accountant (as Debora B. Fearon)
Laura Fearon ... accounting assistant
Aaron D. Forste ... set production assistant (as Aaron David Forste)
Sarah Rae Garrett ... set production assistant (as Sarah Garrett)
Emily Glatter ... supervising production coordinator
Julie Gold ... photo double: Nicole Kidman / stand-in: Nicole Kidman
Max Good ... production assistant
Edith Hagigi ... assistant: Mr. Glazer
Timothy K. Hendrickson ... chef: Premiere Caterers
Michael Hernandez ... owner: Premiere Caterers
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Ms. Kidman
Judy Jenson ... photo double: Cameron Bright / stand-in: Cameron Bright
Jacqui Kaese ... acting coach: Cameron Bright
Kristan C. Keck ... assistant: Mr. Orent
Danny Robert Keton ... photo double: Danny Huston / stand-in: Danny Huston
Julie Kuehndorf ... unit publicist
Jessica Lacy ... set production assistant
Sharif Laurent ... set production assistant
Jessica Lichtner ... script supervisor
Stefanie Markman ... production attorney
Ginny Martino ... contract administrator
Andrew Matthews ... executive in charge of film investment
Meredith Mills-Cavalluzzo ... production coordinator (as Meredith Mills)
Damiem Miseo ... assistant chef: Premiere Caterers
Tim Monich ... dialect coach: Ms. Kidman
Jennifer Mount ... risk management
Anne O'Brien ... dailies film assistant
Michael O'Connor ... set production assistant
Chris Patterson ... dailies film assistant
Paul Prokop ... executive in charge of finance
Joshua Ravetch ... production resources
John Reeves ... craft service
John Sargent ... post-production accountant
Julianna Selfridge ... risk management (as Juliana Selfridge)
Roxanne Senesman ... first assistant accountant
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances, Inc.
Lori Silfen ... business affairs executive
José Tejada ... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Gary Thomson ... craft service
Noah Thomson ... craft service
Andrew Vogliano ... production associate
John F.X. Walsh ... business affairs executive
Dena Zamore ... production office assistant
Joanne Zorickowski ... payroll
Gary Deane ... preview technician (uncredited)
Andrew Fiero ... production assistant (uncredited)
David Fischer ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Cliff Fuller ... assistant production office coordinator: additional photography, New York (uncredited)
Matt Gavin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Goetz ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Tracy Gossett ... assistant to actor (uncredited)
Berry Hatfield ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Hollis McConnell Jones ... photo double: Nicole Kidman (uncredited)
Matthew Mason ... production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Petrucelli ... security: Ms. Kidman, re-shoots (uncredited)
Evan T. Reilly ... script coordinator (uncredited)
Vernon Rodriquez ... assistant parking coordinator (uncredited)
Eugene Stamos ... additional craft service (uncredited)
Sylvain Tron ... assistant: Lauren Bacall, re-shoots (uncredited)
Steven Wargo ... production assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca White ... travel coordinator (uncredited)
Elizabeth Zagrany ... production accountant: re-shoots (uncredited)

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Tariq Anwar ... thanks
Poppy de Villeneuve ... thanks (as Poppy De Villeneuve)
Ella Glazer ... thanks
Stanley Glazer ... thanks
Jomps ... thanks: R.I.P.
Laura Kaufman ... thanks
Dan Landin ... thanks
Ileen Maisel ... thanks
Chris Penfold ... thanks
Mary Penfold ... thanks
Rachael Penfold ... thanks
Joakim Pietras ... thanks
James Wilson ... thanks (as Jim Wilson)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiancé, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines Be careful what you wish for. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Reencarnación (Spain)
  • Birth - Io sono Sean (Italy)
  • Narodziny (Poland)
  • Reencarnación (Argentina)
  • Γέννηση (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP421,758, 07 Nov 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $23,925,492, 06 Jan 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia One of Nicole Kidman's favorites among her filmography. She also believes it's one of the most overlooked and misunderstood films of her career, saying the controversies surrounding the bathtub scene eclipsed the themes of grief and vulnerability in the film. See more »
Goofs Nicole Kidman's hair colour changes from reddish to blond several times. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003). See more »
Soundtracks Happy Birthday See more »
Quotes Eleanor: [to Sean] Is Mr. Reincarnation enjoying his cake?
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