Innocence (2000)


Innocence (2000)

After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with his one great love, Claire, who is still married to her first husband, John. Andreas and Claire find that the connection they shared when they were young is still there and they soon become involved in a rekindled love affair. However, this time around, there are more complications, including the possibilities of ill health and death, as well as the impact their relationship might have on John.
IMDb   7.3 /10
Metacritic   73 %
TheMovieDb    6.4 /10
Director Paul Cox
Writer Paul Cox
Release Date2001-11-08
Runtime1h 34min
Content RatingR (R)
AwardsAwards9 wins & 6 nominations
CompanyStrand/New Oz Productions, Showtime Australia, The South Australian Film Corporation
CountryAustralia, Belgium
LanguageEnglish, French
Claireas Claire
Andreas Borgas Andreas Borg
Young Claireas Young Claire
Young Andreasas Young Andreas
Johnas John
Moniqueas Monique
Davidas David
Ministeras Minister
Geraldas Gerald
Sallyas Sally
Liz Windsor
Liz Windsor
Maudieas Maudie
Restaurant Owneras Restaurant Owner
Peter Berger
Peter Berger
Doctor #1as Doctor #1
Kate Roberts
Kate Roberts
Doctor #2as Doctor #2
Kyra Cox
Kyra Cox
Nurseas Nurse
Nurse Jennifer-Claireas Nurse Jennifer-Claire
Male Receptionistas Male Receptionist

Innocence (2000 film)

Innocence is a 2000 Australian film directed by Paul Cox. The film deals with the story of two separated lovers who meet again accidentally after decades and fall in love again.

The film was lauded by critics and was one of Cox's most successful films commercially. Pranayam, a 2011 Indian Malayalam film, is loosely based on this movie.


  • Julia Blake as Claire
  • Bud Tingwell as Andreas Borg
  • Kristine Van Pellicom as Young Claire
  • Kenny Aernouts as Young Andreas
  • Terry Norris as John
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Monique
  • Robert Menzies as David
  • Chris Haywood as Minister
  • Norman Kaye as Gerald
  • Joey Kennedy as Sally
  • Liz Windsor as Maudie