The Loss of Sexual Innocence

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The Loss of Sexual Innocence ★½ 1998 (R)

Figgis' ambitious film follows the fall from grace (literally of Adam and Eve), and the nature of sex, love, jealousy, and violence. Unfortunately, this turns out to be less than scintillating material. Interspered with scenes from the Garden of Eden story is that of dissatisfied filmmaker Nic (Sands), as he relives his past and ponders his unhappy present. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Julian Sands, Saffron Burrows, Stefano Dionisi, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kelly Macdonald, Femi Ogumbanjo, Hanne Klintoe, Johanna Torrel, George Moktar, John Cowey; D: Mike Figgis; W: Mike Figgis; C: Benoit Delhomme; M: Mike Figgis.