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Tattoo (1981)

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A troubled tattoo artist has designs on a model.

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Halsey
Frederikke Borge ...
Sandra (as Rikke Borge)
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Buddy
Peter Iacangelo ...
Dubin
Alan Leach ...
Customer
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Cindy
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Cheryl
Anthony Mannino ...
George
Lex Monson ...
Dudley
Patricia Roe ...
Doris
Jane Hoffman ...
Teresa
Robert Burr ...
Ralph
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Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes dangerously obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he's hired to paint temporary tattoos on a group of women for a photo shoot. As his obsession grows, Kinsky becomes increasingly determined that Maddy should bear his "mark" ... forever. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Every great love leaves its mark. See more »

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9 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Intohimon merkki  »

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The film's screenplay was written by Joyce Buñuel who is the daughter-in-law of Spanish surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel. See more »

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Karl Kinsky: Usually they're women that are ready to identified, ready to belong. Women that need the mark in order to exist. It's nothing new. It's actually been going on for centuries.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

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Don't be mislead.
23 March 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think people are too hard on this film. It's one of my favourites. Maud Adams turned out to be a wonderful actress (have you noticed people seem to be nasty about models turned actresses if they're any good?). As for Bruce Dern.... WOW! He's great too! It's much like "The Collector" in the sense that he kidnaps her out of obsession, perhaps convincing himself it's love- being a lonely character in it.Don't be mislead, it's a good film. It's not perverted in anyway. It's known by people who've read about it that he tattoos her (probably how it gets it's title!), true, but people forget that she is attracted to the idea, denying it to herself though, which provokes his attack- probably. Well, that's my opinion and Maud Adams is my favourite actress. In my 'crazy' mind she's the best actress to have come from the James Bond films ("The Man With The Golden Gun" and "Octopussy", as Andrea Anders and Octopussy respectively). Try to watch and don't be led into thinking it's a 'sleazy' film because it's not. It's a marvellous film!!


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