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The Circle (I) (2005)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  11 August 2006 (USA)
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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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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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The Circle - Ein Schuss genügt schon  »

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

Quotes

Stan: Taking a walk is different from walking.
Jay: How?
Stan: A purpose. A destination.
Jay: I don't understand.
Stan: When you're walking, you're trying to get somewhere, you end up in a different place. When you're taking a walk, you always end up where you started.
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References Charade (1963) See more »

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Charade
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Angela Bettis
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The Circle, A REAL Independent
20 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very unusual experience this film. Refreshingly, I didn't know what to expect at any given moment. The energy of the film was almost gorilla-like. The filming of the movie seemed very raw and simplistic, with a mysterious feel. I found myself eerily captivated. And the most interesting part is the dialog, simple, yet if you don't pay attention, you miss so much, even the most inane conversation is important to the plot line, brilliant! This is the first truly independent film I've seen in years. I recommend this film to anyone tired of the clean Hollywood feel of so called "independent films" these days. If you want an honest, no frills movie experience, check out this movie, you won't know WHAT hit you when your done!


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