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Heights (2005)

R  |   |  Drama  |  8 December 2005 (Israel)
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Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

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'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that her husband has a new lover and begins to re-think her life choices and her open marriage. Diana and Isabel's paths cross with Alec, a young actor, and with Peter, a journalist. As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to reveal themselves and their stories unravel. Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec, and Peter must choose what kind of lives they will lead before the sun comes up on the next day. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$52,885 (USA) (17 June 2005)

Gross:

$1,158,405 (USA) (23 September 2005)
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Mia Farrow was the original choice for Liz, but had to bow out, due to stage commitments. See more »

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When Alec is getting ready to come up to the building roof top to meet Jonathan, he grabbed a bottle of white wine with a golden colour seal. When Alec is on the roof top the bottle is of a red wine with a dark colour seal. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Kessler: What do you want me to tell you?
Alec Lochka: Tell her.
Jonathan Kessler: You know I can't. I can't. What I have with her is good.
Alec Lochka: Is it real?
Jonathan Kessler: It's close enough.
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Performed by Marc Ribot and Cubanos Postizos
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Destiny, Moral Ambiguity and Rufus Wainwright
19 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Take the unpremeditated nature of Eric Burn's "Sidewalks of New York", the vulnerability of "We Don't Live Here Anymore" and the poetry of "Bande á Part" and you'll have a good feeling for how multifaceted this film truly is. While this film may attract a smaller audience it's well worth it. Many smaller films nowadays exude ostentation or leave an audience alienated, however; Terrio cleverly constructs a small,yet relevant world. Like the characters in Shakespeare's plays, Terrio's characters are greater than we, nevertheless they exemplify universal experiences; Ennui, Betrayal, Loneliness. We never truly enter one character's life enough to become intimate with them; they always remain just a little too far away. Characters interact but never truly unite, which even reflects the structure of the film which is reminiscent of vignettes. Like in Macbeth, destiny and moral ambiguity play an integral role in this film.


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