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Tattoo (1981)

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A troubled tattoo artist has designs on a model.

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Frederikke Borge ...
Sandra (as Rikke Borge)
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Buddy
Peter Iacangelo ...
Dubin
Alan Leach ...
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Anthony Mannino ...
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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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9 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Intohimon merkki  »

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Writer-producer Bob Brooks once said of this film: "We created 'Tattoo' as a drama of what one human being can do to another, love, possession, vengeance. We lay tattoos on each other in any kind of a relationship. Call it a mark, call it a scar, the effects are permanent". Similary, actress Maud Adams once said that the film was a "story about the psychological marks people put on one another in the name of love". See more »

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Karl Kinsky: It's not crap. Some people need it, makes them feel important, gives them a feeling of confidence, strength. I can't keep this place running just on what I like.
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Bruce Dern as a tattoo artist/psychotic...not exactly fresh territory
29 April 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Extremely seamy psychological drama with a thriller-movie undermining which never quite comes to the surface. Tattoo artist, covered with ink himself, kidnaps a fashion model and begins plying his trade on her unmarked flesh. Combines "Lipstick" with half-a-dozen pictures in which Bruce Dern does his bug-eyed routine (a yawner even in 1981). Supporting cast is unusually strong, with Leonard Frey, John Getz, Jane Hoffman, and Cynthia Nixon in smaller roles. As the model, Maud Adams flashes the requisite amount of skin, yet the role itself is unattractive and it failed to give the real-life fashion star that added boost as an actress. Arty cinematography attempts to turn the sleazy milieu into a smoky, seductive modern noir; but, with such vapid characters out front, one loses interest long before the film has finished. *1/2 from ****


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