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Guy (1997)

 -  Drama  -  17 December 1997 (USA)
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A young woman with a camera follows a man around to make a documentary about him, something he is not very happy with.

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A young, female filmmaker looks through her camera for an object to film. She wants to film the private live of an ordinary person and starts following Guy. He is very irritated about this girl following him, always looking through her camera, never showing herself. She does not even say her name but follows him even home to his bedroom. He tries to get rid of her but she does not stop. After a while he gets used to the camera and the girl behind it and tries to get involved with her. First she protects herself with her camera but cannot keep the barrier up. When their feelings and Guy's actions become too confusing for them Guy disappears mysteriously. However, he comes back; with a camera. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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She was looking for something special. She found much more than she was looking for.

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Rated R for a strong sex scene, and for language including some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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17 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Guy - Gli occhi addosso  »

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Guy: Sex is healthy, don't you think? And necessary?
Camera: Why is that?
Guy: Well, to put up with all this shit around us, y'know? I mean, y'know, it's good to get fucked. That's why when it's really good, people say, y'know, "She fucked my brains out," or "he fucked my brains out." You wanna get your brains fucked out?
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Complex, Topical, Riveting... and Brutal
3 August 1998 | by (Planet Earth) – See all my reviews

Two years before "Truman Show" hit the screen, this small, little-known production examined similar issues of voyeurism and viewer obsession. Call this the flip side of "Truman Show" -- he KNOWS he's being filmed, and eventually starts to enjoy it in a twisted fashion. Far from the feel-good dynamic of "TS," this is rough, mean, sometimes brutal and perverse storytelling, but it is no less deeply profound because of it.

D'Onofrio is brilliant, as always. Director Lindsey-Hogg makes the fantastic choice of having "Camera" actor Hope Davis be present for the whole shoot, and the story's dynamic is immeasurably enhanced. Highly, highly recommended for adventurous viewers.


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