After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Michael J. Fox,
Disgusted with human evolution and a society driven by instant gratification and voyeuristic sensationalism, a foul-mouthed Monster kills anyone who crosses his path. When a news crew sent to investigate the Monster disappears, their ratings-obsessed boss sends a guileless young woman to follow up on the story. This young journalist forges an unlikely friendship with the Monster. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Hal Hartley originally wanted Jean-Luc Godard to play the role of The Monster. See more »
The ship which rescues Beatrice from the plane crash at sea gives its position as 45.72 (degrees) W, 38.50 N, which is nowhere near Iceland or any Great Circle flight path between New York and Europe, for that matter. See more »
According to its release dates, this movie previewed at Cannes in spring 2001, but is uncanny in its depiction of post-9/11 world view. Perhaps that was the cause of its minimal distribution in U.S.; I can think of no other good reason for its neglect. Everything about the movie works -- a superb and surprising cast, wonderful script and locations, and an adventurous and affecting score (by the director).
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