Amateur


1h 45m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Isabelle is a former nun trying to make a living writing pornography, who claims to be a nymphomaniac, although she has never had sex. She falls in love with Thomas, who is handsome, sensitive, but unfortunately, suffering from amnesia. They soon realize Thomas's past is linked to Sofia, a once noto

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1994
Production Company
American Playhouse; Channel 4; Film4 Productions; La Sept Cinema; Union Generale; Union Generale; Zenith Productions
Distribution Company
MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Alta Films; Curzon Artificial Eye; Dendy Films; Meteor Film Productions; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Isabelle is a former nun trying to make a living writing pornography, who claims to be a nymphomaniac, although she has never had sex. She falls in love with Thomas, who is handsome, sensitive, but unfortunately, suffering from amnesia. They soon realize Thomas's past is linked to Sofia, a once notorious porno star who is now seeking revenge. The offbeat cast of characters also includes Edward, a pornographer-turned-accountant who becomes a wild-haired psychotic after being electrocuted by a pair of cellular phone-obsessed hitman, a pair of spacey squatters, and finally, officer Patsy Melville, a hyper-sensitive policewoman who gets misty-eyed over every hard luck case that passes her desk.

Crew

Alex Albanese

Assistant Editor

Robert Albertell

2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Joan Altman

Production Auditor

David Appleson

Location Scout

Paul Arianas

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jennifer Baime

Set Decorator

Kerry Barden

Casting Assistant

Erik Barnes

Other

Bart Blaise

2nd Assistant Camera

Susan Blume

Other

Rich Breen

Best Boy

Meg Brennan

Additional Hair/Makeup

Jerome Brownstein

Executive Producer

David Bryant

Other

William Buckman

Captain/Props/Wardrobe Truck

Steve Calalang

Additional Grip

Sylvia Caminer

Production Assistant

Paul Candrilli

Key Grip

Judy Chin

Hair Stylist

Judy Chin

Key Makeup

Laurie Frederick Cohen

Other

Eddy Collyns

Location Manager

Rick Colon

Catering

Robert Consentino

Art Production Assistant

Fliss Coombs

Unit Publicist

Craig W Cooper

Additional Production Assistant

Nicole Corre

Other

Mark Davis

Other

Michael Dimitroff

Carpenter

David Doernberg

Props Master

Marjorie Durand

Makeup

Marjorie Durand

Hair Stylist

Rachel Elkind

Other

Vincent Enche

Additional Grip

Ed Feldman

Other

David Filippi

Additional Production Assistant

Daniel S Fisher

Other

Adam Flax

Other

Jennifer Fox

Other

Joey Garfield

Art Production Assistant

David Gewertz

Additional Production Assistant

Jeanne L Gilliland

Cable Person/Second Boom

Christopher Goode

Production Manager

Judy Gorjanc

2nd Additional 2nd Assistant Director

Rasheed Grate

Other

Scott Gregoire

Grip

Eric Grotz

Other

Billy Hahn

Additional Production Assistant

Terriel Ham

Additional Production Assistant

Steve Hamilton

Editor

Philip Harrison

Art Production Assistant

Cary Hart

Carpenter

Hal Hartley

Music

Hal Hartley

Screenwriter

Hal Hartley

Producer

Linda Harvey

Construction Co-Ordinator

Lise Hayden

Other

Tim Healy

Additional Grip

Xavier Henselmann

Additional Grip

Ian Hochberg

Other

Abbey Hope

Extras Casting

Ted Hope

Producer

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Joyce Hsieh

Assistant Auditor

Carleen Hsu

True Fiction Associate Producer

Gregory Jacobs

Assistant Director

Jocelyn Jansons

Other

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects

Jon Mark Johnson

Other

Christa Kelly

Craft Service Intern

Eric Klein

Best Boy Grip

Paul Koronkiewicz

Boom Operator

Andy Kreutter

Grip

Allen Kupetsky

2nd Assistant Director

Cynthia Lamontagne

Additional Production Assistant

Sarah Lavery

Assistant Props

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer

Ernie Liberati

Location Scout

Susan Littenberg

Assistant Editor

Ricky Ludwig

Still Photographer

Ian Macgregor

Other

Lilene Mansell

Dialect Coach

Marina Marit

Wardrobe Supervisor

Yves Marmion

Executive Producer (Ugc)

Brian P Maxwell

Captain/Production Ven

Kendall Mccarthy

True Fiction Production Liaison

James Mccauley

Segment Director

Jim Mccauley

Fight Director

Victoria Mcgarry

Production Coordinator

Stephen Mclaughlin

Other

Scott Meek

Executive Producer

Jake Myers

Other

Robert Nassau

Art Intern

Phil Neilson

Stunt Coordinator

Karen Knesevitch Nichols

Additional Hair/Makeup

Paul Nickason

Dolly Grip

Kathryn Nixon

Wardrobe Assistant

Kimberly Shane O'hara

Office Assistant

Storn Peterson

1st Assistant Camera

Linda Phillips

Other

Joyce Pierpoline

Art Department Co-Ordinator

Neda Pourang

Art Intern

Ben Prayz

Extras Casting

Allison Procacci

Additional Production Assistant

Jeff Pullman

Sound Mixer

Danya Reich

2nd 2nd Assistant Camera

Steve Rosenzweig

Production Designer

Johnny Santiago

Grip

Andrew Saxe

Assistant Location Manager

James Schamus

Other

Betsy Shankin

Additional Production Assistant

Andrea Sheets

Wardrobe Intern

Jeremy Slutskin

Other

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Meema Spadola

Craft Services

Michael Spiller

Director Of Photography

Barry Stanton

Other

Paul Stavrand

Production Assistant

James Stephenson

Other

Amanda Stern

Production Assistant

Karen Stern

Other

Irin Strauss

Other

Joe Stubblefield

Other

W Stubblefield

Gaffer

Trish Sullivan-rothberg

True Fiction Production Coordinator

Amy Tapper

Set Decorator

Jeffrey Taylor

Composer

Jeffrey Taylor

Music

Adrienne Tien

Script Supervisor

Ginger Tougas

Art Director

Tony Vitali

Location Scout

Rick Washburne

Other

Alexandra Welker

Costume Designer

Tobe West

Additional Hair/Makeup

Greg White

Production Assistant

Dean Wilson

Craft Service Intern

Scott Winig

Other

Susan Wise

Other

Perry Wolberger

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Romance
Thriller
Release Date
1994
Production Company
American Playhouse; Channel 4; Film4 Productions; La Sept Cinema; Union Generale; Union Generale; Zenith Productions
Distribution Company
MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Alta Films; Curzon Artificial Eye; Dendy Films; Meteor Film Productions; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 5, 1995

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States March 1995

Released in United States September 1996

Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 9-22, 1994.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (in competition) November 11-20, 1994.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 25 - February 5, 1995.

Shown at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film & Media Conference in Austin, Texas March 10-18, 1995.

Began shooting July 28, 1993.

Completed shooting September 8, 1993.

Released in United States Spring April 7, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 5, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 12, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 19, 1995

Released in United States on Video December 5, 1995

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 23 - October 9, 1994.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 9-22, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (in competition) November 11-20, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 25 - February 5, 1995.)

Winner of the Best Actor Award (Martin Donovan) at the 1994 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 7, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 5, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 12, 1995

Expanded Release in United States May 19, 1995

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film & Media Conference in Austin, Texas March 10-18, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)