"The first draft of the screenplay was an adaptation by Gilbert Adair of his own novel, The Holy Innocents. During pre-production, Bertolucci made changes to it: he "peppered the narrative with clips from the films he loves" and dropped homosexual content – including scenes from the novel that depict Matthew and Théo having sex – which he felt was "just too much"."
Brother and sister is one thing, but gay dudes... you gotta draw the line somewhere. 8 years 4 months ago
Spectacular, beautiful, sensitive film, wonderfully shot, incredibly well acted, and also Eva Green's breasts. 8 years 12 months ago
I like the way it reminded me a lot of old movies I nearly forgot. 10 years 1 month ago
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In 3 official lists
This movie ranks #96 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #275 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #807 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films