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The Auteur Theory (1999)

At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.

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Tori York
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Elliot Lewis
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Detective Blank
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Arthur Wong
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Mike Wong / God
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Rosemary Olson - Finalist
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Carmela Cicero Maresca - Finalist
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Sasha Swann - Finalist
Jit Sarkar ...
Asmali Jawad - Finalist
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Spike Levy - Finalist
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Unknown Filmmaker / Mike Dong
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Maria Hernandez
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William Butler
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Paradiso Marcopoli
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At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.

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They all wanted final cut -- until they got it


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3 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Mortelle théorie  »

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Detective Blank: Stop calling me elephant!
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Dinosaurs -- Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops Aussies Oblivious to the Fall of Paris -- Evan Oppenheimer, Michael Laudrup Most Background Appearances, Male -- Martin Schepelern Most Background Appearances, Female -- Lia Levenson See more »

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Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Quite clever and enjoyable
4 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Well, I certainly had a good laugh -- actually, many good laughs -- while watching this film. Quite clever stuff, and a delightful savaging of the pretensions of student and "indie" filmmakers.

Especially enjoyed the exploits of The Unknown Filmmaker -- perhaps, following in the footsteps of the protagonist here (the delightfully-named George Sand) I'll do my own documentary, "In Search of The Unknown Filmmaker"!

A rousing cheer for this film, what what!


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