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The Loss of Sexual Innocence

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Mike Figgis

Synopsis

The Loss of Sexual Innocence directed by Mike Figgis is a beautiful, richly textured film of interconnected short stories concerning the events of one man's life and paralleling them with the classic story of the fall from grace of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.





Told in a non-linear structure, The Loss of Sexual Innocence is the story of Nic, told through the crucial, sometimes humorous an often heart-breaking episodes of his life. As the film weaves it's vivid, hypnotic narrative, we catch glimpses of what makes Nic the man that he is, tracing incidents that happen to him as a five year old boy, as a twelve year old adolescent, as a 16 year old teenager, and as a fully grown man.





Cross-cut with the tale of Nic is the classic parable of Adam and Eve, which serves as an allegory to the events of Nic's life and, the two tales intertwined, ultimately serves as a powerful summation of the loss of innocence of not just Nic, but of the humanity of our species.





Bold, visually striking images, combined with a sonorous musical soundtrack composed and recorded by Mr Figgis make for a deeply moving, visually exhilarating piece of filmmaking that grows increasingly powerful with each viewing.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
1 hr 50 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Mike Figgis
Producer
Patrick Wachsberger
Editor
Matthew Wood
Screenwriter
Mike Figgis
Director of Photography
Benoît Delhomme
Sound
Pawel Wdowczak
Music
Mike Figgis
Executive Music
Mike Figgis

Genre

Production Company

Red Mullett
Contact: Jaquie Glanville
30 Percy Street
London
W1P 9FF
Tel: 020 7636 7870
Fax: 020 7636 7860

Sales
Company

Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
25 Golden Square
London
W1R 6LU