The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »
The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Japan). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a "permanent" relationship, what do they choose to do ? Written by
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This started off as a 30 minute short which Hal Hartley shot in New York as he was preparing to make Amateur. He was subsequently handed the money to expand his half hour featurette. See more »
I want you to tell me if there's a future for me and you.
A future, huh?
How can I answer that?
Yes or no.
I can't see the future.
You don't *need* to see it if you know it's there.
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Definitely an Art movie, sort of the anti-Rashômon: three different events described as if they were the same. Obviously such a film foregrounds the direction, and the dialog is recognizably Hartleyesque.
Hal Hartley weaves the same dialog through three only roughly similar stories given by their settings, the characters involved, and the cinematic treatments different meanings.
An art film about how films make art out of life. Or something.
Warning: if you lack intellectual curiosity (it's definitely not for the passive viewer) or are homophobic this will push your buttons; hence the 1-out-of-10 ratings above.
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