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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
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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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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 The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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A funny poisoned love letter to independent filmmaking
3 December 1999 | by (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

If you've seen a lot of independent films, and have a sense of humor about them (i.e. appreciate them but can laugh at some of the absurdities of them and their world), you should really enjoy this film. It's got a lot of inside jokes about student and low-budget filmmaking, but also lots of stuff that the average moviegoer should catch. Also, a very cool cast. Natasha Lyonne from "Slums of Beverly Hills" and "American Pie" is one of the stars, and there are lots of other recognizable faces.


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