R | | Drama, Comedy
While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire P.J. Waters, a macho ... See full summary »
Director and co-writer Jane Campion said of the central Ruth character played by Kate Winslet: "Ruth is beautiful and intelligent, she's also young. That was our real point of entry for the character. I believe youth tends to make people, it made me... ...
I was young once, too, and handsome. You'd have been impressed.
As the pickup truck with Ruth and PJ pulls away near the end of the film, the camera rig and crane are reflected in the truck's rear window.
The sex scene between Keitel and Winslet has been trimmed in the U.S version. On the Australian VHS, Keitel is seen putting himself between Winslet's legs and reaching down to his crotch before thrusting. As they are making love, Winslet says "Don't come, don't come", then there is the sound of Keitel doing so. He stops, and Winslet moans for a bit before the film cuts to the next scene. In the U.S version, they trim Keitel getting inbetween her legs and reaching for his crotch. The scene plays out as normal just until Keitel "comes" and the sound of Winslet moaning is also trimmed. The U.S version also misses some of the thrusting and related sounds.
$41,051 (USA) (16 January 2000)
$1,758,780 (USA) (9 April 2000)
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