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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 March 2003 (UK)
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Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

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Cast

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Delia Shunt
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Greta Herskowitz
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Paula
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Avram Herskowitz
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Mr. Gelb
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Kurt Wurtzle
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Mylert
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Lee
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Celia
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Max
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Thavi Matola (as Joel De La Fuente)
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Pam
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Pete Shunt
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Vincent
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A tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten with ambition. To spite the hated infidel ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a relationship she doesn't want. She's a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,943 (USA) (22 November 2002)

Gross:

$765,540 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Paula: I used to write. Then I used to paint. I think I'm going to be one of those people with a lot of potential who never really takes off.
Norwegian Man Who Dies with Paula: Those are always the best kind of people
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Three terrific actresses / Three excellent short films
5 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

The best thing about this film are the three superb performances by the lead actresses in each segment. It's also a chance to explore the potential for short form film narrative by putting three short films together to create a full length feature. If these three films had been produced individually, almost no one would ever see them. The film is exciting too, as an example of the artistic possibilities of low budget digital film making. As others have mentioned the narration almost sinks the movie. I'd love to see a DVD alternative version without it.


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