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15 November 1990 (Germany) See more »
David, Craig and Alicia are a triangle of young lovers who find angst and despair as they sort out their feelings and sexuality in a late-night coffee shop. | Add synopsis »
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Mark Howell ... David
John Lacques ... Craig
Darcy Marta ... Alicia

Directed by
Gregg Araki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gregg Araki 

Produced by
Gregg Araki .... producer
Cinematography by
Gregg Araki 
Film Editing by
Gregg Araki 
Sound Department
Casey Hansen .... sound editor

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92 min
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As of July 2014, according to James Duval/Gregg Araki, commercial/public release of the film remains in limbo due to legal issues securing the rights to some of the music used in the film.See more »
David:[on the art exposition they went to] Are you kiddin'? It was boring. Everyone was bored, I was bored.
Craig:I wasn't bored.
David:Yeah? Oh thanks.
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References Breathless (1960)See more »
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produced without even a shoestring budget, 8 January 2011
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

It's no coincidence that an early scene in Gregg Araki's no-budget drama is set beneath a conspicuous, neon-lit lottery billboard. The fledgling writer director redefined the concept of independent filmmaking by finishing his debut feature at a total cost of only $5,000. The title is almost comically precise: each of Araki's three characters is bored, restless, lonely, and more than a little confused, and the grittiness of the underlit photography (filmed entirely after-hours) lends a claustrophobic pall to the already self-absorbed gloominess of the scenario, a relatively conventional coming-out drama with a difference. The tension of attraction between Mark (who is gay) and Craig (who isn't) is complicated by the affection both share with Alicia. Araki handles each relationship with surprising care, although his script leans hard on existential art school angst, making the characters sound too whiny and petulant at times. It doesn't take long to become acclimated to the poor (post-dubbed) sound and natural (dark) lighting, but the effort needs to be put into perspective: for the average cost in 1987 of a typical Hollywood blockbuster, Araki could have made...yes: 10,000 feature-length films!

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