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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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Walter
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Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
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Michael
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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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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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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

Trish: You are with a different girl every time I see you.
Bill: So? I'm lucky.
Trish: You're not lucky, Bill. You're loose.
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Version of Flirt (1993) See more »

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Written and performed by J.F. Coleman Jr.
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It NEVER happens once!
6 October 1998 | by (Piraeus, Greece) – See all my reviews

This is a film about the human behaviour, more or less. Like Jim Jarmousch did on "A Night On Earth", Hal Hartley attempts to reach the depths of a human soul, in a cosmically way, I think. We are more or less the same even if we don't admit it. A specific action can bring equal reaction from almost all of us. That is the point of the film. FLIRT focuses as the title says in flirting. This doesn't necessarily mean that it couldn't be otherwise, on the contrary. Hartley has his own way of processing images (and what a way!). After all he was a cinematographer, he should know. Poetic close-ups, characters more lovable not for what they say or do but for what they might say or do. This particular film studies the same situation in three different corners of the world. The places are not important. This could have happened anywhere and it did. Especially in the last place "Tokyo" the sequences are absolutely marvellous. I will not try to criticize the script as a script. There are people who get paid to do that sort of things. This is not a film to be seen by people with "conventional" eyes. This is not a conventional film. Far from it. Anyone who knows of Hal Hartley's work knows exactly what I mean. A 10 out of 10 for this brilliant film by Hartley, and remember best things in life are the ones we can't quite explain them.


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