Clean Movie Review Summary

Actors: Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle

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CLEAN is a movie written and directed by the French director Olivier Assayas in 2004. Maggie Cheung earned the Best Actress award at Cannes for her performance.
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While touring in Canada, the musician Lee Hauser dies from an overdose. His wife Emily Wang, also an heroin addict, is arrested and spends 6 months in jail while her son Jay is sent to Lee's parents. When she gets out of prison, she speaks to Albrecht Hauser, Lee's father, and she agrees not to see her son for several years.

Emily is in Paris now, works as a waiter in a Chinese restaurant and is still taking methadone. She understands soon that if she wants to see her son again, she has to definitively quit drugs. She decides then to stay clean and writes to Albrecht Hauser. Albrecht is actually in London at his wife's bedside with Jay. He agrees to come to Paris in order to speak with Emily and see if he can trust her.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Clean

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   custody battle Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   Paris Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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