Holy Smoke

11/09/2000
  |  Buy to Own: 11/09/2000
  |  109 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC

Synopsis

After young middle-class Australian Ruth Barron (Kate Winslet) joins a cult in India, her well-intentioned family call upon exit counsellor P.J. Waters (Harvey Keitel) for help in getting her back. Waters is convinced that the job will take no longer than three days of intense counselling in the outback, yet he soon finds himself falling for his client, who uses her sexuality to reverse the counsellor/client relationship and claim some power for herself. Written and directed by Jane Campion ('The Piano', 'Portrait of a Lady').