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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron (Kate Winslet) falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters (Harvey Keitel), a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert hideaway. But PJ quickly learns that he's met his match in the sexy, intelligent and iron-willed Ruth!

Cast: Kate Winslet , Harvey Keitel , Pam Grier , Julie Hamilton , Sophie Lee , Daniel Wyllie , Paul Goddard , Tim Robertson

Director: Jane Campion

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Miramax Films, Buena Vista International [us]

Holy Smoke (2000)

Release Date: February 18th, 2000|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    If this is an example of Australian live-and-let- live, it is very likable. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Sexy, snotty, vulnerable and above all contentious, she's (Winslet) the catalyst in a movie that creates more man-woman electricity than any other movie this year. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Either Campion is the most inspirational director of performers or Winslet the most carnal. show more

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