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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Coming Out at 16 July 1999 in theaters.

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut is erotic mystery psychological drama film directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitzler, the story is transferred from early 20th-century Vienna to 1990s New York City. The film follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated having an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society.

Kubrick obtained the filming rights for Dream Story in the 1960s, considering it a perfect text for a film adaptation about sexual relations. He revived the project in the 1990s when he hired writer Frederic Raphael to help him with the adaptation. The film, which was mostly shot in the United Kingdom, apart from some exterior establishing shots, includes a detailed recreation of exterior Greenwich Village street scenes made at Pinewood Studios. The film’s production, at 400 days, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous film shoot.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, Arthur Schnitzler (inspired by “Traumnovelle” by)

Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Jackie Sawiris, Sydney Pollack, Leslie Lowe


Tom CruiseDr. William Harford
Nicole KidmanAlice Harford
Madison EgintonHelena Harford
Jackie SawirisRoz
Sydney PollackVictor Ziegler
Leslie LoweIllona
Peter BensonBandleader
Todd FieldNick Nightingale
Michael DovenZiegler’s Secretary
Sky du MontSandor Szavost
Louise J. TaylorGayle
Stewart ThorndikeNuala
Randall PaulHarris
Julienne DavisMandy
Lisa LeoneLisa
Kevin ConnealyLou Nathanson
Marie RichardsonMarion
Thomas GibsonCarl
Mariana HewettRosa
Dan RollmanRowdy College Kid
Gavin ParryRowdy College Kid
Chris PareRowdy College Kid
Adam LiasRowdy College Kid
Christian ClarkeRowdy College Kid
Kyle WhitcombeRowdy College Kid
Gary GobaNaval Officer
Vinessa ShawDomino
Florian WindorferMaître D’ – Café Sonata
Rade SerbedzijaMilich
Togo IgawaJapanese Man #1
Eiji KusuharaJapanese Man #2
Leelee SobieskiMilich’s Daughter
Sam DouglasCab Driver
Angus MacInnesGateman #1
Abigail GoodMysterious Woman / Masked Party Principal
Brian W. CookTall Butler
Leon VitaliRed Cloak
Carmela MarnerWaitress at Gillespie’s
Alan CummingDesk Clerk
Fay MastersonSally
Phil DaviesStalker
Cindy DolencGirl at Sharky’s
Clark HayesHospital Receptionist
Treva EtienneMorgue Orderly
Colin AngusMasked Party Principal
Karla AshleyMasked Party Principal
Kate CharmanMasked Party Principal
James DemariaMasked Party Principal
Tony DeSergioMasked Party Principal
Janie DickensMasked Party Principal
Laura FallaceMasked Party Principal
Vanessa FentonMasked Party Principal
Georgina FinchMasked Party Principal
Peter GodwinMasked Party Principal
Joanna HeathMasked Party Principal
Lee HenshawMasked Party Principal
Ateeka PooleMasked Party Principal
Adam PudneyMasked Party Principal
Sharon QuinnMasked Party Principal
Ben De SaumserezMasked Party Principal
Emma Lou SharrattMasked Party Principal
Paul SpellingMasked Party Principal
Matthew ThompsonMasked Party Principal
Dan TraversMasked Party Principal
Russell TriggMasked Party Principal
Kate WhalinMasked Party Principal
Jerson David AmbionMasked Party Principal
Cate BlanchettMysterious Woman (voice)
Emilio D’AlessandroMan at Newsstand
Jeremy DavidsonMasked Party Principal
Paul DesboisBallroom Dancer
Donna EwinMasked Party Principal
Matt GourleyMasked Party Principal
Tres HanleyCoffee Shop Manager
Sam HeydonMasked Party Principal
Alex HobbsBoy in Examination Room
Christiane KubrickWoman Sitting Behind Dr. Harford at Café Sonata
Katharina KubrickMother of Boy in Examination Room
Kurt LeitnerMasked Party Principal
Taylor MurphyMasked Party Principal

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