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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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Cast

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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 ...
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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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15 September 1989 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$670,774 (USA)
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Trivia

Liz Smith was cast at short notice after the original cast performer withdrew because of illness. See more »

Quotes

Adrian LeDuc: If that is a mask please take it off now, or keep it on forever.
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References National Velvet (1944) See more »

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Cambalache
By Enrique Santos Discepolo
Arranged by Luis Maria Serra
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A film to be experienced
11 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm in the middle of a Martin Donovan marathon. I've seen "Apartment Zero" at least once a year for the last 14 years and every time, it changes, surprises you. I can't say that about many other films, Repulsion, Odd Man Out and very few others. What makes this film unique is that it doesn't try to make it easy for you. All of the gems that it offers have to be earned. Colin Firth, is simply monumental. The faces of his performance are endless. Look at the way he smiles, as if he didn't know how to. How he walks, as if his limbs had independent life. The world the film explores is filled with trap doors if you fall into the wrong one you're going to hate the experience, like a bad trip. But if you manage to get through the right one, the pleasures are infinite.


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