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I Want You (1998)

A young boy and his sister are drawn into one man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover.

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Eoin McNamee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Helen
Alessandro Nivola ... Martin
Luka Petrusic ... Honda
Labina Mitevska ... Smokey
Paul Popplewell ... Phonebox Man
Ben Daniels ... Bob
Graham Crowden ... Old Man
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Sonja
Steve John Shepherd ... Sam
Phyllida Law ... Woman at Hairdresser #1
Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod ... Woman at Hairdresser #2
Kenny Doughty ... Smokey's Friend
Des McAleer Des McAleer ... Flowers Salesman
Julian Rivett ... Billy
Julie Smith Julie Smith ... Young Woman
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Storyline

Helen is a young woman running a hairdressing salon; Bob is her boyfriend and local radio DJ; Honda is a mute kid who's secretly taping people's conversation and Smokey is Honda's sister who sings at local bar. New guy in town is the mysterious Martin, who shares some dark history with Helen and observes her from afar at first. Honda falls in love with Helen and starts taping her conversations with Bob, and that leads to reactivation of the Helen-Martin relationship. Written by Anonymous

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What she wants, she gets. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beloved See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,242, 6 June 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,242, 6 June 1999
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Considering the running time, nudity & subject-incrediby boring.
21 January 2002 | by maeanderSee all my reviews

The topics touched on in this film include suicide, patricide, pedophilia, sexual obsession and murder. With a running time of just 87 min. and a large dose of nudity, it is amazing just how boring this film is. We are to believe that it is a cross between a 1950s English kitchen sink drama and an erotic thriller. Even though there are large gaps revealed to us in the characters' motivation, there is enough shown as the make them as one dimensional as a paper cut-out. Rachel Weisz's two nude scenes might be considered courageous in another film; but with so much gratuitous nudity preceding it, it loses it's impact. If you want to see Rachel Weisz naked and have a fast forward button, then rent this film. Otherwise stay away. It is incredibly pretentious and boring.


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