Amateur (film)

Amateur (film)

Infobox Film
name = Amateur


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caption = Promotional movie poster for the film
director = Hal Hartley
producer =
writer = Hal Hartley
narrator =
starring = Isabelle Huppert
Martin Donovan
Elina Löwensohn
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released = 1994
runtime =
country = USA
UK
FRA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0109093

"Amateur" is a 1994 film written and directed by Hal Hartley starring Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan and Elina Löwensohn.

Title

The title is also an acronym, encompassing elements of the film

* Accountancy
* Murder
* Amnesia
* Torture
* Ecstasy
* Understanding
*

Plot

Donovan plays Thomas, an amnesiac trying to put his life back together, who meets an ex-nun (Huppert) writing pornographic stories. The scenes of overt violence were new territory for Hartley, but the film was still in his usual deadpan and dialogue-driven style.

oundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Amateur
Type = Soundtrack
Artist = Various artists


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Genre = Soundtrack
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Label = Matador Records
Producer =
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The soundtrack features excerpts from various alternative artists:

* "Mind Full of Worry" -- The Aquanettas
* "Only Shallow" -- My Bloody Valentine
* "Water" -- PJ Harvey
* "Japanese to English" -- Red House Painters
* "Shaker" -- Yo La Tengo
* "Tom Boy" -- Bettie Serveert
* "Girls! Girls! Girls" -- Liz Phair
* "Then Comes Dudley" -- The Jesus Lizard
* "Here" -- Pavement

The soundtrack also included original music by "Ned Rifle" (a pseudonym used by Hal Hartley) and Jeff Taylor. It was released by Matador Records.

References

External links

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* Soundtrack liner notes.


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