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A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

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A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an accident. Next, they both find themselves in after-life, where souls of all famous people are gathered. Written by Anonymous

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If you think life is strange, wait till you see what comes next.

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23 March 1990 (Netherlands)  »

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Cesar Valentin: The story of a young man waiting for a telephone call from his mother or his lover or who was it?
Merrick: His brother who was his lover.
Cesar Valentin: That's right. The phone call didn't come, the young man fell asleep on the sofa, when he woke up there was still no phone call, and you squeezed all that into four hundred pages. Amazing.
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L'amour partira demain
Written by Jean-François Fréret, Serge Pérathoner & Jannick Top
Performed by Marie Trintignant
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Another in the list of "Greatest movies ever made that no one knows about".
10 January 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Peter O'Toole plays... himself! (basically), as a famous and somewhat distanced (in more ways that one) Movie Star, with Colin Firth as his avenging stalker.

This film is worth the wait of a rather slow beginning, and yes, it is a masterpiece.

A definite must see for every film enthusiast.


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