The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
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Director Mike Figgis, creator of the Academy award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, presented this film's world premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. The story is made up of non-linear, interconnected episodes about a man at different stages of his life, all of which explicate thematically the film's title. The film also juxtaposes a retelling of the classic biblical fall-from-grace tale of Adam and Eve. We see the leading character, Nic, at 5 years old as a boy in colonial Kenya, at age 16 in
May 28, 1999 Wide
Dec 7, 1999
Sony Pictures Classics
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A promising movie from Mike Figgis. Where are you Mike?
The material is... indulgent. The film is ambitious, but somehow incomplete.
One of the worst films ever made.
...Figgis -- one of the most interesting and meticulous directors around -- has made a genuinely boring and confusing movie.
I see [Figgis's] point, and I appreciate what he tried ... but it left me cold.
Explores the twists and turns of sexual desire in the life of an English film director born in South Africa.
A turgid, rotten bore that pretty much signals the death of "art" cinema as we know it.
So personal as to be self-indulgent, so self-indulgent as to make not a single iota of sense to anyone but Figgis, this admittedly captivating but wholly incoherent and utterly baffling experience will likely leave everyone else dumbfounded.
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