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Twisted Obsession (1989)

El sueño del mono loco (original title)
Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is ... See full summary »

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Daniel Gillis
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Marilyn
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Marianne
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Julien Legrand
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Malcolm Greene
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Jenny Greene
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Danny
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Marion Derain
Micky Sébastian ...
Ariane
Laurent Moussard ...
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Raúl López Cabello ...
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Xavier Maly ...
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Yan Roussell ...
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Daniel Grimm ...
Marianne's Friend
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Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is commissioned to write a script. The offer comes from Legrand, a successful producer with whom he has worked in the past, but on this occasion he is being asked to write an unconventional story with Malcolm, a young and unknown film director. Dan is undecided about the offer, seeing it as far from the kind of work he has grown used to, but Legrands insistence and the intrigue personality of the young director finally convince him to accept the work despite the reticence of Marilyn, his beautiful but disabled agent. As he starts to work, Dan discovers that there is more at stake than just a movie. His life will be changed as he immerses himself in the closed universe of incestuous relations surrounding Malcolm and his beautiful young sister Jenny, with whom Dan soon becomes obsessed. Dans infatuation with ... Written by Anonymous

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Soundtracks

EL MONO LOCO
Music composed and directed by Antoine Duhamel
1989 Edition Sepam
Orchestra directed by Antoine Duhamel
Recorded by Igor Kirkwood in Madrid april 89 and mixed at Digipro (Paris)
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Not one redeeming feature!
2 November 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Twisted Obsession" is without doubt one of the worst movies that I've seen in a long, long, time. It's obviously an attempt to emulate the kind of movies that Alfred Hitchcock made (the musical score, for one thing, sounds very Bernard Herrmannesque), but it fails in every way you can think of. Jeff Goldblum, for one thing, is extremely miscast, sticking out like a sore thumb and not blending in with the scenery or other actors. Possibly his bad performance is due to the fact that the screenplay is a sorry mess - for much of the movie, NOTHING of serious consequence happens! Things start to happen towards the end, but they are muddled and confusing, so much so that I didn't know what to think when the end credits suddenly started to roll. If you are looking for a pointless way to waste 103 minutes, here's your movie.


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