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Writer:
Tony Marsiglia (written by)
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Release Date:
13 November 2007 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An innocent and naive young woman arrives in Los Angeles to make it as a big-name actress, only to suffer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Stunning Hollywood expose See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Erin Brown ... Chantal (as Misty Mundae)
Julian Wells ... Tracy
Andrea Davis ... Lisa
Darian Caine ... Victoria

Julie Strain ... Morgana
Lizzy Strain ... Naive Model
Shelly Jones ... Twin Model #1
Casey Jones ... Twin Model #2
Anthony Newhall ... The New Tennant
Crystal Keith ... Photographer's Model
Chris D. Nebe ... Hollywood Producer
Tony Marsiglia ... Pablo the Super
Patrick Leggett ... The Concierge
Wayne Edward Sherwood ... John - sleazy casting director (as Wayne Sherwood)
Ward Boult ... The Vagabond

Louis G. Villaescusa ... Ray the Security Guard

Nick Baker ... Ray's Pal

Directed by
Tony Marsiglia 
 
Writing credits
Tony Marsiglia (written by)

Produced by
Michael Raso .... producer
Rick Van Meter .... line producer
 
Original Music by
John Abella 
 
Cinematography by
Dang Lenawae (director of photography)
 
Makeup Department
Heather Mages .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Oliver L. Moss .... production sound recordist
Woody Stubblefield .... production sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Druez .... gaffer (as Michael P. Druez)
Tom Hunt .... grip (as Thomas S. Hunt)
Jennifer Lai .... first camera assistant
Kyle Pavey .... second camera assistant
Chris Powell .... key grip
Erin Strater .... second camera assistant
David Uzzardi .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Joseph Elgin .... production assistant
Jeff Molyneaux .... production assistant
David C. Morgan .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some violence
Runtime:
96 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Shot in 2003.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Chantal (1968)See more »

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15 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Stunning Hollywood expose, 25 January 2008
Author: dogkat from United States

Do not miss Tony Marsiglia's stunning remake which features an utterly superb central performance from Misty Mundae as the innocent, wide-eyed titular character who dreams of becoming a movie star. However, she soon finds that far from being laced with tinsel, Hollywood is loaded with manipulative predators all too eager to lend a helping hand.

In some ways, this is Marsiglia's most straightforward film in terms of storytelling. There's none of the confusing narrative that characterized his previous release, Sinful, or the more dreamlike sequences in the excellent Lust for Dracula (Director's Cut). However, there are one or two moments of weirdness. For example, having been turned away from her first port of call, Chantal decides to lower her sights and enters the bowels of a decrepit hotel presided over by the creepy Pablo (Tony Marsiglia). On finding that she doesn't have enough money for a room even in this hell-hole, Pablo offers her a deal: he'll keep her suitcase and belongings with him, but he'll allow her to take two items with her. "Not the pink ones," he rasps excitedly like an obscene phone caller in imminent danger of a heart attack.

There are fine performances from the supporting cast. Darian Caine as an aggressive lesbian photographer gives perhaps her best performance to date with Marsiglia favorite, Andrea Davis, as her co-defiler. They subject the witless Chantal to their forceful attentions in a powerful scene that is harrowing to watch. Julian Wells also turns in a fine performance. Here, she plays an actress wannabe who's already been put through the wringer and is now reduced to turning tricks on the street.

Also present on the DVD are a behind the scenes featurette and an interesting audio commentary from Marsiglia and producer, Michael Raso. However, the icing on the cake is a fascinating, separate audio commentary from Tony Marsiglia and Misty Mundae. Aside from the business of 'Chantal', Misty speaks about her decision to stop making softcore films. She admits with refreshing honesty that since making Masters of Horror: Lucky McKee - Sick Girl, offers of acting work that she's been willing to undertake have not been numerous.

'Chantal', for me is a ten star film, but the extra features give this package a twenty star rating. Misty Mundae fans should consider it a must-have.

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