Director Stanley Kubrick’s world-famous film Eyes Wide Shut has been added to Prime Video’s offerings. The film, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Sydney Pollack appeared on the big screen in September 1999, seven months after Kubrick’s death in March of the same year.
In Eyes Wide Shut, we follow a doctor named William who becomes obsessed with infidelity after his wife reveals her sexual desires for another man. His search for satisfaction leads to disappointing encounters, including with a prostitute. In a nightclub, he discovers the existence of a secret sex club, which pulls him deeper into a world of seduction and taboos. The doctor becomes entangled in a web of erotic secrets as he explores his own limits and discovers the dark desires of others. Eyes Wide Shut intriguingly explores the complex relationship between desire, obsession and human urges, amidst a world where hidden desires slowly surface.
Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut is based on book Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler and was canned by Stanley Kubrick. The film appeared on the big screen in 1999 and was mostly well received by both critics and the general public. On Rotten Tomatoes, the 97 reviewers who weighed in on the title at the time arrived at an impressive 76% rating. The same enthusiasm, by the way, is reflected in the numbers of ordinary viewers. On IMDb and MovieMeter, they have a fine 7.5 and an equally strong 3.65 out of 5 for the title, respectively. Remarkably, the film was ignored altogether at the Academy Awards the following year, and the title was also nominated only once at the Golden Globes.