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Henry & June
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Produced by Peter Kaufman
Written by Philip Kaufman (screenplay)
Rose Kaufman (screenplay)
Starring Fred Ward
Uma Thurman
Maria de Medeiros
Richard E. Grant
Kevin Spacey
Editing by Dede Allen
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) October 5, 1990
Running time 143 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Gross revenue $23.4 mil.

Henry & June is a 1990 film. It was directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, and Uma Thurman. It is loosely based on the book Henry and June by the French author Anaïs Nin, and tells the story of Nin's relationship with Henry Miller and his wife, June.

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Plot

The story takes place in and around Paris, France in 1931. The story told is one of a love triangle between the Millers and Anaïs Nin (Medeiros). She is in a stable relationship with her husband Hugo (Richard E. Grant), but longs for more out of life. When Anaïs first meets Henry Miller (Ward), she sees in him a rough man from New York. He has a talent for literature and is working on his first book. Nin sees Henry and his wife June (Thurman) as having a liberating, bohemian lifestyle that she is drawn to. Nin becomes involved in the couple's tormented relationship, having an affair with Henry and also pursuing June. Ultimately, Nin helps Henry to publish his novel, Tropic of Cancer, but catalyzes the Millers' separation, while she returns to her husband Hugo.

Soundtrack

  1. Jean Lenoir, "Parlez-moi d'amour" (Lucienne Boyer)
  2. Claude Debussy, Six épigraphes antiques: Pour l'égyptienne (Ensemble Musical de Paris)
  3. Francis Poulenc, "Les chemins de l'amour" (Ransom Wilson and Christopher O'Riley)
  4. Debussy, Petite Suite: "Ballet" (Aloys and Alfons Kontarsky)
  5. Harry Warren, "I Found a Million Dollar Baby" (Bing Crosby)
  6. Erik Satie, "Gnossienne No. 3" (Pascal Rogé)
  7. Satie, "Je te veux" (Jean-Pierre Armengaud)
  8. Debussy, "Sonata for Violin and Piano" (first movement) (Kyung-wha Chung and Radu Lupu)
  9. Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne No. 1 in C Major [sic] (Paul Crossley)
  10. Georges Auric, "Sous les toits De Paris" (Rene Nazels)
  11. Jacques Larmanjat, lyrics by Francis Carco, "Le Doux Caboulot" (Annie Fratellini)
  12. Debussy, "La plus que lente" (Josef Suk)
  13. "Je m'ennuie" (Mark Adler)
  14. "Coralia" (Mark Adler)
  15. Irving Mills, "St. James Infirmary Blues" (Mark Adler)
  16. Francisco Tárrega, "Gran Vals" (Francisco Tárrega)
  17. Joaquin Nin-Culmell, "Basque Song" (Joaquin Nin-Culmell)
  18. Vincent Scotto, lyrics by George Koger and H. Vama, "J'ai deux amours" (Josephine Baker)

Rating

Henry & June was the first film to receive the MPAA's rating of NC-17, which had been devised as a replacement for the X rating. NC-17 was intended to signify serious, non-pornographic films with more violence or (especially) sexual content than would qualify for an R rating. The inclusion of the postcard Nin views at the start of the film (which is of Hokusai's The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife), and some scenes of le Bal des Beaux Arts contributed to the NC-17 rating.

The film was given a more lenient M rating in Australia. Conversely, it was banned in South Africa. The ban has since been lifted. The film was given an R18 rating in New Zealand.

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