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The Auteur Theory (1999)

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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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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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Asmali Jawad - Finalist
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Spike Levy - Finalist
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The Unknown Filmmaker / Mike Dong
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Maria Hernandez
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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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$70,000 (estimated)
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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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Very good, not perfect
7 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Caught this movie on Showtime. Very funny writing, some really clever directing (especially in the intentionally-bad student films). Suffered a bit from what I call "first film-itis", but that's not really a big deal. Actors did a good job.

Film was obviously done on a low budget, but the filmmakers did a good job of taking advantage of that, as much as they could. I would've been glad to have caught this on the big screen.

I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 4.


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