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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Junkie Emily Wang (Maggie Cheung) is arrested for heroin possession after her partner, Lee Hauser (James Johnston), fatally overdoses in a Canada motel room. After serving six months in jail, Emily learns she has lost custody of her son, Jay (James Dennis). Lee's father, Albrecht (Nick Nolte), who has been raising the boy with his wife (Martha Henry), gets in touch with Emily. As she regains contact with her child, she struggles to achieve sobriety, find a job and pursue her singing career.

Cast: Maggie Cheung , Nick Nolte , Béatrice Dalle , Jeanne Balibar , Don McKellar , Martha Henry , James Johnston , James Dennis

Director: Olivier Assayas

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Clean (2004)

Release Date: March 27th, 2004|1 hr. 51 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    John McMurtrie San Francisco Chronicle

    An unflinching look at the ravages of substance abuse, and it's also a sobering redemptive tale. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Clean, director Olivier Assayas' spellbinding study of a junkie trying to get her life in order so she can reclaim custody of her child, avoids the pitfalls, brilliantly. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    When these two powerhouse performers come together, a rather predictable tale ignites with surprising force. show more

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