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I Want You

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Original title
I Want You
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Eoin McNamee
Music
Adrian Johnston
Cinematography
Slawomir Idziak
Cast
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Producer
Polygram Film Entertainment / Revolution Films
Genre
Drama. Romance. Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
Michael Winterbottom brings to life this haunting, sexy tale of a beautiful hairdresser, Helen (Rachel Weisz), who lives and works in an English seaside town. Honda (Luca Petrusic), a 14-year-old mute boy who surreptitiously tapes other peoples' conversations, develops a crush on her, and the two eventually form a friendship, even as Helen continues to mourn the loss of her father. Simultaneously, Martin (Alessandro Nivola)--Helen’s ex-con former boyfriend who has just spent nine years in jail--is back in town and looking to rekindle the old flame--as well as uncover a shocking secret. As Honda turns his recording equipment on everyone around him, including his sister Smokey (Labina Mitevska), tensions boil over and the secrets make their way into the open air.

Winterbottom, who has crafted films as varied as the supremely touching GO NOW and darkly comic BUTTERFLY KISS, crafts a beautifully photographed, realistically erotic thriller with a distinctly noir-ish edge, which is enhanced by the alluring performances of its attractive cast (most notably, the stunning Weisz). Working from an original script by newcomer Eoin McNamee, Winterbottom proves once again that he is a director with the skill to breathe fresh life into a seemingly exhausted genre.
Awards
1998: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection. Honourable Mention (Slawomir Idziak)
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