In a game of seduction, never fall in love.
This period piece revolves around the dangers of playing with your feelings. A young man becomes involved with an older courtesan. What initially was meant to be just sex quickly morphs into love. Things get complicated when he has to end the relationship to marry someone his own age. This is when the two lovers begin to understand what they have done to themselves.
90 minutes , No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity) Drama, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Frances Tomelty, Tom Burke, Rupert Friend, Hubert Tellegen, Joe Sheridan, Kathy Bates
Stephen Frears Screenplay Christopher Hampton, based on the novels by Colette Music Alexandre Desplat Cinematography Darius Khondji Editing Lucia Zucchetti Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by A consortium of European companies
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Drama, romance
Language Very mild, infrequent
Nudity Sexul nudity, long shots, breasts and buttocks
Sex Strong sex and sexual conduct, frequent, high impact
Violence Reference to suicide
Drug abuse Some tobacco smoking, references to drugs, briefly implied, infrequent
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Attiyah Kahn 10
Die Burger Paul Boekkooi 10
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 15 International Media
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 10
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 15
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 8
Metacritic.com 27 critics 13
RottenTomatoes.com 116 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 11
IMDB 1868 Netizens 13
Average .. 61% 12
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