Amateur (film)

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Amateur ver1.jpg
Promotional poster for the film
Directed by Hal Hartley
Written by Hal Hartley
Starring Isabelle Huppert
Martin Donovan
Elina Löwensohn
Michael Gaston
Release date
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Amateur is a 1994 comedy crime drama film written and directed by Hal Hartley starring Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan and Elina Löwensohn.[1][2]


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


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.



Amateur film soundtrack album cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Genre Soundtrack
Label Matador Records

The soundtrack features excerpts from various alternative artists:

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ "Amateur (1994)". wdw. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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