• The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

The Loss of Sexual Innocence

Release Date: May 28th, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 7th, 1999

R |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

A series of loosely connected vignettes and flashbacks explores the life of a filmmaker named Nic (Julian Sands). In one, a pair of identical twins (Saffron Burrows) who were separated at birth discover each another at an airport, purely by chance. In another, 16-year-old Nic (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) discovers his girlfriend is having sex with someone else. Meanwhile, a creative retelling of the story of Adam (Femi Ogumbanjo) and Eve (Hanne Klintoe) frames the separate narratives.

Cast: Julian Sands, Saffron Burrows, Stefano Dionisi, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kelly Macdonald, Femi Ogumbanjo, Hanne Klintoe, Johanna Torrel

Director: Mike Figgis

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Red Mullet Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Passionate, Girlfriend, Love, 1990s, Creative, 1960s, Growing up, House, Forbidden love, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Not all of it works, but you play along, because it's rare to find a film this ambitious. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's visually stunning, especially in scenes of the African countryside, and takes more risks than most independent films. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The Loss of Sexual Innocence is not a masterpiece (at times, its obtuseness can seem ponderous and pretentious), it is nevertheless a fascinating experience, with the focus being on the artistic elements inherent in the medium rather than on the narrative. show more

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