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'R Xmas (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  26 December 2001 (France)
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A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.

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The Wife
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The Husband (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Lisa Valens ...
Lisa, the Daughter
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The Kidnapper
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Louie
Denia Brache ...
Louie's Wife
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Aunt
Naomi Morales ...
The Niece
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Niece's Husband
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Accomplice No. 1 (as Andy Fiscella)
Thomas Murray ...
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Edwin Martinez ...
Accomplice No. 3
Janis Corsair ...
Shopper No. 1
Anne Ackerman ...
Shopper No. 2
Frank Cuervo ...
Bike Pick Up Man (as Frank Antonio 'Anthony' Cuervo)
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It's a few days before Christmas, and a Latin American couple living in New York City are preparing and packaging their heroin for street distribution. While the wife has her qualms about the ethics of drug dealing, both she and her husband know there's plenty of money to be made in the drug trade. The couple discovers one of their lower-level dealers may be talking to the police, but they soon have a bigger problem to deal with when the husband is kidnapped and held for a huge ransom. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for strong language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#10) See more »

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Good actors, good director, well acted, well directed but...Where's the movie? Did they have an script or just improvised it all? At least it is a short-length movie (only 80 minutes, including credits). Nothing seems to happen in this film, nothing at all. A couple of small time drug dealers caught in small time troubles, but you'll never get a clue of what's happening, nor even what are they talking about in some sequences of the movie. Tons of "f***'s" and "motherf*****'s", but nothing else...

For the people who love Abel Ferrara's films such as The Funeral, 'R Xmas is going to be a big disappointment, as it's been for me. What was he thinking about? Did he really think that this was a good movie? And if he didn't, then why did he made it?


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