The Circle (I) (2005)

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A frantic young woman begs a stranger to help save her marked husband, not realizing that the stranger is the hit man hired to kill him. Experimental digital movie shot entirely in one take and in real time.



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Hilga (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
Motel Owner
Grace Cary Bickley ...
Infomercial Lady


Stan is a hit man hired by the mobster Dad to kill Rick, the husband of Jay. While waiting for his final instructions from Dad in a low budget hotel, Stan is visited by Jay, who begs for the life of Rick. He breaks his own rules and explains that only Dad may break his contract, and Jay decides to visit Dad in his night-club to claim for Rick's life. After meeting Dad, Jay comes back home to Rick, when secrets are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One Shot Is All It Takes...


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11 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos kör  »

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1.78 : 1
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During the driving sequence, shadows of the camera and its operator are visible beside the car numerous times. See more »


Jay: I'm scared of you.
Stan: You're scared of me?
Jay: Why are you wearing one glove?
Stan: I lost the other one.
Jay: That's scary to me.
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References Charade (1963) See more »


Going In Circles
Written and Performed by Abigail Zeltser & Elana Zeltser
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One of the most amazing movies ever made
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie in Cannes, and can't stop thinking about it. What an amazing piece of work! First of all, technically it's astounding -- the film is done in one uninterrupted take, and the visual acrobatics of this Mount Everest of shots are just incredible. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of planning, rehearsals, sweat and tears that went into this "one-shot wonder". Second, the story, the performances, and everything else in this movie is just brilliant. Angela Bettis -- where have you been hiding all my life? An unbelievable actress who grabs you by the throat (and the heart) and never lets go. All in all, this is a heartbreaking, inspiring, visionary movie -- a modern masterpiece.

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