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Flirt (1995)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 August 1996 (USA)
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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Austin ...
Men's Room Man #
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Walter
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Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
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Michael
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Bartender
Lianna Pai ...
Woman at Phone Booth
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Men's Room Man # (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
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Emily
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Bill
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Woman at Bar
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Doctor Clint (as Karen Silos)
Hannah Sullivan ...
Trish
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Cab Driver (as Jose Zuniga)
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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). 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 David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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Three cities. Three couples. Three bullets. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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7 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Flerte  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,963 (USA) (9 August 1996)

Gross:

$76,875 (USA) (23 August 1996)
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Trivia

This started off as a 30 minute short which Hal Hartley shot in New York as he was preparing to make Amateur (1994). He was subsequently handed the money to expand his half hour featurette. See more »

Quotes

Emily: I want you to tell me if there's a future for me and you.
Bill: A future, huh?
Emily: Yes.
Bill: How can I answer that?
Emily: Yes or no.
Bill: I can't see the future.
Emily: [annoyed] You don't *need* to see it if you know it's there.
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a bit of a tour de force
17 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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