Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that she met ...
Johnny Lamb is an elevator man by day and a hit man by night. He's very good at his job; he's a professional. The Boss sends him on a job that makes Lamb confront his conscience, maybe for the first ...
Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting ... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
Luis de Icaza
An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit ... See full summary »
Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »
Trust Steven Soderbergh to make dangerous and thrilling a safely nostalgic TV show. His film, 'The Quiet Room' is an extension into noir of his SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE subject matter, and provides a bridge between it and his later generic forays: the private, sexual space in the public domain; the Genetesque rites of sex and power, one corrupting the other (and vica versa); the malaise of middle-class inadequacy; the ultimate failure of all relationships because of lack of communication (this film begins the father/daughter problematic essayed so hauntingly in THE LIMEY). Brilliantly, painfully funny, the film is more stylistically imaginative than a TV programme has any right to expect.
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