Holy Smoke!

Directed by Jane Campion
Starring Harvey Keitel, Kate Winslet

Buena Vista Home Entertainment | August 8, 2000 | DVD

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An Australian girl joins a religious cult in India, attains spiritual enlightenment, and then is lured back to her country and trapped by a deprogramming specialist in this highly imaginative film from director Jane Campion.

Video Release: August 8, 2000

Theatrical Release: 1999

Runtime: 114

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

UPC: 717951004796

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Holy Smoke!

Directed by Jane Campion
Starring Harvey Keitel, Kate Winslet

Video Release: August 8, 2000

Theatrical Release: 1999

Runtime: 114

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

UPC: 717951004796


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround AC-3
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Digitally Mastered
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

An Australian girl joins a religious cult in India, attains spiritual enlightenment, and then is lured back to her country and trapped by a deprogramming specialist in this highly imaginative film from director Jane Campion.

Description

The story of Ruth, a young Australian girl, who falls under the spell of a Guru while vacationing in India. When her parents learn of her transformation, her mother tracks Ruth down and convinces her to return home by telling her that her father is deathly ill. By the time Ruth uncovers the truth, PJ Waters has already arrived. Waters (Keitel) is an American "de-programmer" who specializes in these exact situations. He talks Ruth into spending three days alone with him; after that time, if she chooses to return to India, she can do just that. Grudgingly, she relents. A battle of the sexes, cultures, and wits ensues, with the Campion sisters making sure to keep the outcome ambiguous and open-ended. Keitel mocks himself hysterically, and the always watchable Winslet steps into her role with total passion. In the tradition of Campion's earlier SWEETIE, and capturing the bizarre tone of David Lynch, this is a challenging work that will divide audiences most certainly, making it a "cult" film in the other sense of the word.

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