The film is a remake of a 1962 black and white film directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring James Mason, which has already been shown on TV here. Naturally the older version is not nearly so explicit.
The story is about a middle-aged man who marries a young mother, so that he can be close to her teenage daughter, since these two are having a bit of an affair. However, little darling's heart belongs to another, leading to tragedy all round.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity, Violence, Language .
Romance, Drama, Sex
Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, Suzanne Shepherd
|Screenplay||Stephen Schiff, from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound|
|Produced by||Guild, Pathé|
What the Critics say
|The Cape Times|
|TV2 Leon at the Movies|
Leon van Nierop
What the People say
Average .. 76%
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