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Three Businessmen (1998)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  October 1998 (USA)
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An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in ... See full summary »

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Bennie Reyes
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Alex Cox ...
Frank King
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Desk Clerk
Isabel Ampudia ...
Josefina
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Masayoshi Anzai ...
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Linda Callahan ...
Plutonium Card (voice)
Christine Colvin ...
Liverpool Barmaid
Tod Davies ...
Woman in Tramhuis
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Ina Hernandez ...
Guadalupe
Adrian Kai ...
Maitre d'
Banshu Matsui ...
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Liverpool Businessman
Josephine Moss ...
Hand of God
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An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in African art, arrives in the same hotel. The two meet in the hotel's abandoned restaurant and decide to set off in finding an evening meal, which becomes problematic immediately when the Brit reveals he is vegetarian. While following their pursuit of a mutually acceptable meal, the main point of the film is their discourse en route to their various attempts at an eatery. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Produced and Arranged by Dan Wool
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Late Night Brit film
9 July 2007 | by (Lancaster, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A dialogue heavy film that rarely switches pace is perfect for late night viewing when something more kinetic seems inappropriate. It's never less than interesting and well played by the leads and occasionally reminded my of Lost in Translation, with it's meandering scenes of isolation and mutual foreboding.

Tod Davies has created here something very similar to Richar Linklater's Before Sunset. I'm dropping names here because it seems this film has seen a very limited audience so anyone not sure of seeing it, if you enjoyed the ones I've mentioned above, you'll like this.

The humour is delicate and fleeting and usually works pretty well but luckily there's much more to enjoy here than a few laughs. It's a peculiar little film following two men in 'Liverpool' searching for a place to eat and seemingly never achieving their aim. I suppose it has to be seen. Recommended certainly.


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