Lolita


This year's most controversial film, and still banned for cinema release in America. Well, not actually banned, but nobody has the guts to release it.

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.

137 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity, Violence, Language .
Romance, Drama, Sex

Showtimes

Will you marry me?
Will you marry me?

Credits

Cast
Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, Suzanne Shepherd
Director
Adrian Lyne
ScreenplayStephen Schiff, from the novel by Vladimir Nabokov
MusicEnnio Morricone
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1997
Produced byGuild, Pathé

Official Site




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Owen Williams
15
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
15
The Star
Peter Feldman
10
The Star
Darryl Accone
14
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
15
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
18
TV2 Leon at the Movies
Leon van Nierop
18
TV2 Pasella
Derrich Gardner
16
SAfm Sunday
Alan Swerdlow
14
Empire
Angie Errigo
15
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
15

What the People say

Internet
131 Netizens
17

Average .. 76%

15

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Bruce Humphrey 17
Lex Faurè 16
Warren Radloff 16

Average .. 82%

16

Visitor Comments

Bruce Humphrey: The movie that the USA is too frightened to screen for fear of public repercussions. Shows you how broadminded SA's censors have become! Dominique Swain is an incredible 13 year old actress and Jeremy Irons (with a haunted look) and Melanie Griffith (as a real loose-moralled mother who the kid no doubt treats as a role-model) act excellently. Don't judge the movie too deeply - such perversion involving under age girls can be really very upsetting (Even if she initiated it - was she old enough to know the consequences of what she was doing (Yes?..No?). Brilliant movie of yet another controversial subject!

Lex Faurè: Excellent, slow and sensitive - superb performance by Jeremy Irons.






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