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Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man ... See full summary »
The crime photographer Joe MacCormack is tired of his profession and he quits his job and he visits his Aunt Cora that has raised his brother and him since they were boys. Joe meets the deaf Laura, who helps his aunt in housekeeping and has visions of death, and they feel attracted for each other. Meanwhile a serial-killer is threatening Laura. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Features both Louise Fletcher and Otis Young, both actors co-starred with Jack Nicholson in seperate films, Young in The Last Detail (1973) and Fletcher in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »
Manganelli has crafted an intriguing tale with an off-beat rhythm. Mellencamp is not great, and probably weighs the story down, but the other players (Terrylene & Louise Flecthcer) are in good form. Not all the film's threads and themes get wrapped up neatly by the end, but the ambiguity and lingering unease actually works with this different take on the genre. Definitely worth a look, even though it doesn't quite accomplish everything it sets out to do. There's also good use of upstate New York locations, and it's refreshing to see something that was not obviously faked in LA. Also recommended is the DVD extra about the film's unconventional financing and production.
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