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Sue (as Anna Thomson)
Matthew Powers ...
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Lola
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Linda
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Larry
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Eddie
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Sven
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Willie
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Bob
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Man in Gallery
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Lisa
Susan Huffaker ...
Young Mother
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Stanley
Lázaro Pérez ...
Pedro / Phil
Joshua Kaplan ...
Sydney
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An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a restaurant and started an affair is called to go to India for an assignment. The final straw occurs when she is evicted and moves into a sleazy hotel. She then starts seeking casual sex in unorthodox locations just to have human contact. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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$5,376 (USA) (20 November 1998)

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$54,585 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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one of the best portraits of a woman ever made on film
4 January 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

When I met director Amos Kollek last may in Cannes where he was presenting Queenie in love, I told him that Sue was one of my favorite movies ever. It's hard to describe this film, so the easiest way to do it is to say that it's one of the best portraits of a woman ever made on film. You cannot but fall in love with Sue, beautifully incarnated by now cult actress Anna Thomson (at least cult in Europe, especially in France where she's quite famous), who is one of the most touching actresses of today, not to mention her very particular beauty. Sue is a woman in her early 30's who loses her job and little by little, loses her spot in society in pityless New York city. She is swifted away from the "real" world and finds herself alone, resigning herself to a sad destiny that she's incapable to escape, in spite of the help some people are trying to give her... I think anybody who's lived in New York or any other big city and who loves real people and poets will love is film. Because Sue is a poet, only she never wrote or didn't have enough self-confidence to do so.


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