The Seventh Sense 1999
The Seventh Sense 1999 - A Review
The Seventh Sense is a 1999 erotic drama film directed by Lawrence Lanoff and written by Giorgio Serafini. The film stars Lucy Jenner, Endre Hules, Christian Malmin, and LoriDawn Messuri. The film follows a blind street musician who begins working with a reclusive composer who uses sensual metaphors as teaching tools. The film explores the themes of music, sexuality, and vision.
Frances (Lucy Jenner) is a blind violinist who performs on the streets of Los Angeles. She lives with her friend Gaby (Anna Davidoff), who is also blind and works as a phone sex operator. Frances has a passion for music, but feels isolated from the world and has no romantic prospects.
One day, she meets Ivan Leszko (Endre Hules), a mysterious composer who offers to teach her his musical techniques. Ivan is a recluse who lives in a dark mansion filled with musical instruments and erotic paintings. He tells Frances that he can help her develop her "seventh sense", which is the ability to perceive music beyond the five senses.
Ivan begins to instruct Frances in his musical methods, which involve using sensual metaphors and imagery to evoke emotions and sensations. He also introduces her to his assistant Lara (LoriDawn Messuri), who acts as his muse and lover. Frances becomes fascinated by Ivan's music and his lifestyle, and starts to develop feelings for him.
However, Frances also faces some challenges. She learns that Ivan has a terminal illness that prevents him from composing for long periods of time. She also discovers that he has a rival named Cameron (Alan Toy), who is a former student of Ivan's and wants to steal his musical secrets. Moreover, Frances is offered a chance to undergo an experimental surgery that could restore her eyesight, but she fears that she might lose her musical talent and her connection with Ivan.
Will Frances choose to see the world or to hear the music? Will she stay with Ivan or leave him for someone else? Will she discover the true meaning of the seventh sense?
The Seventh Sense received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the film for its originality, its eroticism, and its exploration of music and vision. Others criticized the film for its poor acting, its implausible plot, and its lack of depth.
The film has a rating of 4.3 out of 10 on IMDb, based on 191 user ratings. The film has no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic. The film has a rating of 2 out of 5 on MUBI, based on 3 user ratings.
The film was originally titled The Seventh Sense: A Musical Journey.
The film was released direct-to-video in the United States on September 14, 1999.
The film is not related to The Sixth Sense (1999), which is a supernatural thriller starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.
The film features several classical music pieces, such as Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Bach's Air on the G String, and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
The film was shot in Los Angeles, California.