Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

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Cast

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Ivan Beckman
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Don West
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Charlotte White
Joanne Duckman ...
Marcia Beckman
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Amanda Hill
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Rosemary Kramer
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Constanza Vero
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Barry Oaks
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Francesca Knight
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Danny McTeague
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Marie Stein (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
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Lucy Lawrence (as Morgan Vukovic)
Crystal Atkins ...
Jessie
Alex Butler ...
Brad East
Robert Graham ...
Sid Beckman
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Storyline

Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La-La Land is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder or excess, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of days to the apex of Ivan's brilliant career as he bags international megastar Don West onto his company's books, and then charts the highs, lows (and they are so very low) and extreme excesses of his final days. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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19 July 2002 (UK)  »

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Ivans xtc.  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,544 (USA) (14 June 2002)

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$21,378 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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Quotes

[Upon hearing of Ivan Beckman's death]
Don West: What, did he freebase his face off?
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Connections

Referenced in I Really Hate My Job (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Etude, Opus 10, number 9
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Bernard Rose
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Stunning
14 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Ivans xtc is shot with slow shutter speeds and no 'tripod', with the result that it looks like a documentary - but it's not. Add to that some superb acting performances and the result is an extremely credible fiction film. One reviewer here complains of a lack of wisdom; I wasn't looking for wisdom. I was just watching a film about some very believable characters and what happened in a short section of their lives. Yes, it was interesting and gripping. It was also supported by some magnificent music, including excerpts of Richard Wagner's Tristan. I cannot recommend this film highly enough.


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