Tropic of Cancer

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Released 1970

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Tropic of Cancer

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Director:
Joseph Strick
Released:
1970
Rating:
NC-17
The Tropic of Cancer is a film that was adapted from Henry Miller's highly controversial book with the same title. The book alone caused quite a stir and was banned from the United States for almost thirty years. The movie was directed by Joseph Strick, who was unsure how the American audience would receive the show and made the decision to keep the film from getting an X-rating. The movie revolves around the life of an American novelist named Henry Miller (Rip Torn), who is living abroad in Paris during the 1960s. Although Henry is married to Mona (Ellen Burstyn), he never lets that stop him from having a life full of money, art, food, and lots of women. His wife makes an appearance in Paris to try to support her husband, but quickly leaves when she discovers his ways. In the midst of trying to write his breakthrough novel, he is determined to live life to the fullest and to live it his way. Henry's antics get him in trouble with some of his friends when they find him flirting with their wives, but this still does not stop him. He is bold enough to sit at the local bar giving relationship advice to other patrons. For Henry, it is all about greed and having fun.moreless
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    70s, Love & Romance, Classics