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Controversial Film For New Zealand Release

Lolita - Most Controversial Film Of Recent Times For New Zealand Release August 26th.

Director Adrian Lyne's ("Fatal Attraction") NEW adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "LOLITA", which has often been referred to as a modern classic, is scheduled for a New Zealand wide release from August 26th following the issuing of a certificate from the country's Film Censorship Office.

"LOLITA" will carry a rating: R18 Violence and Sexual Content may Offend.

Starring British actor Jeremy Irons as the obsessed Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain (whose performance in the title role Time magazine labelled "marvellous"), the 50 million dollar film has created a storm of controversy worldwide, more recently across the Tasman where it reached Government levels with an almost hysterical reaction to its story of the seduction of innocence.

Michael Moodabe, Marketing Director for 20th Century Fox Film Distribution (NZ) who are locally releasing the motion picture for Australia's Beyond Films says: "Lyne's new take on LOLITA is neither pornographic or exploitative. In fact it is beautifully made, wistful and finally almost compassionate as Irons character is more than fully punished for his sins. A good deal of the Australian criticism seems to have come from people who had never taken the opportunity to view the film before condemning it.

"LOLITA" was originally filmed by the late Stanley Kubrick in 1962 with James Mason, Sue Lyon and Peter Sellers.

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