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The Invisible Circus -- A teenage girl travels to Paris in the 1970s trying to find out about her sister's suicide, and falls in love with her dead sister's boyfriend.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jennifer Egan (novel)
Adam Brooks (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 February 2001 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A story of friendship, freedom and fate that could only happen in the Sixties See more »
Plot:
A teenage girl travels to Paris in the 1970s trying to find out about her sister's suicide, and falls in love with her dead sister's boyfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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It may be targeted to women, but that doesn't mean we'll like it... See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cameron Diaz ... Faith

Jordana Brewster ... Phoebe

Christopher Eccleston ... Wolf

Blythe Danner ... Gail

Camilla Belle ... Phoebe, Age 10-12

Patrick Bergin ... Gene
Isabelle Pasco ... Claire

Moritz Bleibtreu ... Eric
Philipp Weissert ... Safehouse Leader
Nikola Obermann ... Hannah
Robert Getter ... American Statesman
Ricky Koole ... Nikki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stéphanie Lanier ... (uncredited)

Edward Olive ... Chef (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Brooks 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jennifer Egan (novel)

Adam Brooks (screenplay)

Produced by
Arianna C. Bocco .... executive producer
Julia Chasman .... producer
António da Cunha Telles .... producer: Portugal
Tim Van Rellim .... executive producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Laird-Clowes 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Braham 
 
Film Editing by
Elizabeth Kling 
 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Robin Standefer 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Alesch 
 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Turlure 
 
Costume Design by
Fabienne Katany 
Donna Zakowska 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... key makeup artist
Christian Gruau .... key hair stylist
Olivia Lequimener .... hair stylist
Marie-France Vassel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alain Agostini .... unit manager
Hernani Borges .... production manager
Joseph Boyle .... production supervisor: San Francisco
Laurent Chiomento .... assistant unit manager
Pierre-Olivier Daudens .... assistant unit manager
Cila do Carmo .... production manager
Jean-Pascal Gautier .... unit manager
Arnaud Gironcourt .... unit manager
Ned Kopp .... production manager: San Francisco
Ginette Mejinsky .... production manager
Victoria Westhead .... assistant production manager: San Francisco
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Antunez .... third assistant director: Portugal
Jorge Ferreira da Costa .... first assistant director: Portugal
Nuno Dray .... second assistant director: Portugal
Coralie Fargeat .... second assistant director
Sharon Gerhard .... second second assistant director: San Francisco
Ned Kopp .... first assistant director: San Francisco
Douglas Law .... first assistant director
Alexia Lecerf .... assistant director: second unit
Etienne Levallois .... assistant director
Robert J. Mooney .... second assistant director: San Francisco
Keith Roberts .... second assistant director
Tim Van Rellim .... second unit director: France/Portugal
 
Art Department
Fabienne Couvreur .... painter
Jean-Michel Ducourty .... first assistant art director
Eckart Friz .... assistant prop buyer: Germany
Géraldine Hervé .... assistant production designer
José Matos .... construction coordinator
Tom Richardson .... lead scenic artist: San Francisco
Mark Warren .... property master
Joey Weber .... prop buyer: Germany
 
Sound Department
Peter Bettendorff .... sound recordist: San Francisco
David Boyll .... boom operator: San Francisco
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Debora Lilavois .... assistant adr editor
Cate Montana .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Igor Nikolic .... assistant sound editor
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
Bill Orrico .... apprentice sound editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jen Ralston .... foley supervisor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Pierre Tucat .... boom operator
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Grégoire Delage .... special effects
Georges Demétrau .... special effects coordinator
Alain Couty .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jérôme Baudouin .... electrician
Vincent Blasco .... key grip
Valérie Blier .... still photographer
Ruben Cardol .... lighting technician
Dino Corti .... electrician: San Francisco
Jean-Yves Le Poulain .... camera operator
Sergeï Lourié .... grip
Mikael Monod .... gaffer
Rita Palma .... video assistant: Portugal
François Perrault-Alix .... grip
Jean-Baptiste Perrin .... electrician
Thierry Ramanana .... grip
Etienne Saldés .... rigging grip
Honoré Soubrie .... grip: second unit
Jani Vournas .... key grip: San Francisco
 
Animation Department
Arnaud Putman .... background & props
 
Casting Department
Nina Henninger .... location casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Tina Spangler .... casting assistant (as Tina M. Spangler)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Douat .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Julie Carr .... first assistant editor
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Chris Patterson .... assistant editor
Barry Malawski .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Ben Coleman .... musician: electric violin
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... music arranger
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Karen Elliott .... music coordinator
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Sean Garnhart .... music re-recording mixer
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer: Gohl/McLaughlin Productions
Stephen McLaughlin .... music score producer: Gohl/McLaughlin Productions
Anne Pope .... assistant music editor
Jonathan Rees .... orchestra leader
Maggie Rodford .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Doug Dovichi .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Elissa Buchanan .... office production assistant: San Francisco
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Albert Coumans .... caterer
Brad Davis .... production accountant: San Francisco unit
Laetitia Dom .... production assistant
Ava Fang .... production assistant: San Francisco
Arnaud Gironcourt .... assistant location manager
Nuno Godinho .... production assistant
Frédéric Greene .... production accountant
Thomas M. Harrigan .... location scout: San Francisco
Naomi Harris .... assistant: Adam Brooks
Marc Jacobs .... production resources
Alex Matcham .... financial controller
Marie McFerran .... production coordinator
Tyler McGrath .... production assistant: San Francisco
Laurie Noll .... location manager: San Francisco
Claudia Schon Maier .... assistant: Julia Chasman and Nick Weschler (as Claudia Schön-Maier)
Jeff Sommerville .... production associate
Yesica Soto Pérez .... assistant: Tim Van Rellim (as Yesica Soto)
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor
Scott Trimble .... office production assistant: San Francisco
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content
Runtime:
93 min
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Goofs:
Factual errors: In the beginning of the movie, Phoebe and her mother, Gail, are watching TV which is showing the opening credits to the show "The Rockford Files." The sound coming out of the TV is not the opening theme for "The Rockford Files."See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Return to Edge City (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
All ChangeSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
It may be targeted to women, but that doesn't mean we'll like it..., 3 September 2001
Author: kately1 from St. Louis, MO

To suggest, as a previous reviewer has done, that women are the only ones who will be able to sit through this movie is not only sexist but also false. I am a woman, and hated this film. The bottom line, whether you are male or female, is that this movie is terrible in many ways. The failure of this film can be blamed largely on Jordana Brewster. Her Phoebe is by turns annoying, cruel, selfish, ridiculous... you name it -- Brewster is almost unwatchable in her portrayal of a difficult character. I imagine an actress with more emotional sensitivity could have pulled it off and made the character a bit sympathetic, but Brewster fails entirely. From what I understand, she is studying at Yale... let's hope she's majoring in something other than drama. Cameron Diaz fares better -- unlike Brewster, she's actually acting. But her character Faith is cursed by writer/director Adam Brooks, who robs us visually and verbally of Faith's real struggle. He has the other characters inform us that Faith is upset, rather than give Diaz the chance to really portray the conflict onscreen. And so when we finally reach the point where we learn what really happened to her character, it feels like an anticlimax. Diaz tries her best, but she can't save Faith. I'm a fan of both Christopher Eccleston and Blythe Danner, and why either of them chose to appear in this movie is a mystery to me. Eccleston, like Diaz, is given little to work with -- he's reduced to a series of broody stares at Brewster and a very bad hippie wig that makes him look older, not younger. Danner, as Phoebe and Faith's mother, is limited largely by poorly written dialogue and by the fact that all of her scenes are with Brewster. Given the dramatic potential of the story, I think it could have been a better film in the hands of another writer/director, and with someone other than Brewster as the central character. As it is, Brooks has given us Brewster in an uneven, poorly-written and emotionally lacking display of moviemaking. The Invisible Circus is a waste of time.

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