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Apartment Zero (1988)

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Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »

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Dora Bryan ...
Margaret McKinney
Liz Smith ...
Mary Louise McKinney
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Carlos Sanchez-Verne
James Telfer ...
Vanessa
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Laura Werpachowsky
Juan Vitali ...
Alberto Werpachowsky
Cipe Lincovsky ...
Mrs. Treniev
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Claudia
Miguel Ligero ...
Mr. Palma
Elvia Andreoli ...
Adrian's Mother
Marikena Monti ...
Tango Singer
Luis Romero ...
Projectionist
Oca Spirito ...
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Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane mothers room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. Jack Carney, the new roommate, appears normal enough at first but it soon becomes apparent that he is hiding something. As their friendship develops, Adrian suppresses his suspicions that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city. The other eccentric residents of the building begin to worry as Adrian shows increasing signs that his mothers insanity may be hereditary. The shocking climax of this twisted tale of deceit, perversion and murder reveals the darker side of the human psyche. Written by Kevin Jundt

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$670,774 (USA)
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Liz Smith was cast at short notice after the original cast performer withdrew because of illness. See more »

Quotes

Jack Carney: [after breaking a dead woman's back] I should have been a chiropractor.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Cambalache
By Enrique Santos Discepolo
Arranged by Luis Maria Serra
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Before And After Zero
20 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was so shaken the first time I saw "Apartment Zero" that in my film going experiences, everything I see is somehow related to that initial overwhelming emotion. Many thought I was a suitable case for treatment, as the film takes you where, a normal human being, wouldn't like to venture. Maybe that's it, maybe there is something of Adrian in all of us, Colin Firth's masterful performance, makes that uncomfortable assumption, pretty plausible. Someone who's not at ease around other human beings, suddenly, for practical reasons, allows one into his life and becomes an addict. He cannot do without that presence without that fear without that feeling. No film ever has been able to tell us that in such a gripping, entertaining, cinematic way.


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