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Elizabeth Carlson
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Daniel Jelline
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Rivas
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Margaret
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Curt
Pierre Clémenti ...
Vic
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Marcel
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Nick
Marion Varella ...
Bridget Gormann
Murray Moston ...
Hotel Manager
Stephanie Farrow ...
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Carmen ...
Lois Straub
Daisy Carrington ...
Daisy Carlson
Carl Lee ...
Duke
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Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear... Written by Michel Hafner <mhafner@imdb.com>

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Playing love-interests, actor Rudolf Nureyev was aged around forty-four years of age whilst actress Nastassja Kinski was aged around twenty-one years of age, Nureyev being more than twice Kinski's age. See more »

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Elizabeth's purse changes positions when she's asking informations on the mosque. When she's outside the purse is on her left side, but when she's inside the purse goes to the right and later returns to the left again when she's about to leave the place. See more »

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Elizabeth Carlson: [after being followed by her ex-boyfriend] I can't believe this!
Daniel Jelline: Who was that?
Elizabeth Carlson: My English teacher.
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Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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The Locomotion
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Little Eva
Courtesy of Emus Records
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Cool midnight Nastassja movie
21 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a a very underrated film with many qualities. Somehow the parts don´t really add up but it´s still worth watching.

The camera can´t get enough of Nastassja Kinski which is understandable since she is gorgeous. The films captures some of her feminine mystique and one can let oneself be seduced. The main weakness of the film is that it´s fragmented with parts that barely have anything holding them together except ms. Kinski.

First she´s a midwestern farmgirl, then she goes to the BIG CITY and works as a waitress until -VOILA!- she´s discovered as a model! (which really is not at all unlikely as she is GORGEOUS). Then, she meets a mysterious man (European natch), follows him to France and gets involved with a terrorist group plotting to kill several people.

But all this is very entertaining in a loose way with fine low-key performances from everyone. Nastassja is very good as the curious, open and vulnerable girl.

So it´s the directors folly, but it´s very interesting to see the 80´s again, people like Nureyev, Harvey Kietel and Bibi Andersson, a terrorist groups´ way of thinking from the inside, and the looseness of the film is rather appealing if one can give reality a rest. I liked it.


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