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Miguel Coyula (writer)
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Love is relative
Plot:
First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating climax. | Add synopsis »
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14 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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User Reviews:
Boring, Pretentious, yet somewhat interesting Sci Fi film See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Adam Plotch ... Adam Zarrasky
Talia Rubel ... Lily Zarrasky
Diane Spodarek ... Krista Zarrasky
Jeff Pucillo ... Nick
Limor Shopen ... Monica Zaister

Stu Richel ... Bill Harris
Leila J. Babson ... Doris, the baglady
Mariana Moratona ... Drunk woman
Stephanie Sloane ... Laura Zaister
Sarah Brensinger ... Alice
Peter Brensinger ... Evil boy
Ed Band ... Priest
Stephanie Wang ... Reporter#2
Paul De Sousa ... Bar manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilanit Benjamin ... Girl by the sea
Andrea Brizzi ... Vasil Zarrasky
Anna Cody ... Reporter#3
Miguel Coyula ... Man at the zoo
Milan Coyula ... Baby on TV
Suzana Dejkanovic ... Mother on TV
Kira Goldstein ... Reporter#1
James Hollands ... William Zaister
Joelle Levine ... Reporter#4
Aaron Olivo ... Waiter
Ruby Pucillo ... Baby
Wendy Pucillo ... Mother
Nestor Vázquez ... Dancer
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Directed by
Miguel Coyula 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Coyula  writer

Produced by
Miguel Coyula .... producer
Suzana Dejkanovic .... executive producer
Steve Pieczenik .... executive producer
Adam Plotch .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Miguel Coyula 
 
Cinematography by
Miguel Coyula 
 
Film Editing by
Miguel Coyula 
 
Sound Department
Miguel Coyula .... sound mixer
Miguel Coyula .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Miguel Coyula .... special effects
Jose Manuel Cruz Irzaga .... special effects crew
Fernando Morlans .... special effects crew
 
Animation Department
Patricia Quintero .... animator
 
Other crew
Ron Blair .... production consultant
 
Thanks
Larry Alton .... special thanks
Marta Aquino .... special thanks
Yolanda Brugueno .... special thanks
Barbara Cohen .... special thanks
Mario Coyula .... special thanks
Dorota Dejkanovic .... special thanks
Dragan Dejkanovic .... special thanks
Stephen Dembitzer .... special thanks
Luciana Fernandes .... special thanks
Maish Freedman .... special thanks
Leopoldine Gorret .... special thanks
Jill Hamberg .... special thanks
Pablo Hernandez .... special thanks
Aldon James .... special thanks
Sasa Jokic .... special thanks
Horacio Kaufman .... special thanks
Lex Lalli .... special thanks
David W. Leitner .... special thanks
Sandra Levinson .... special thanks
Christian A. Lopez .... special thanks
Adi Lubeski .... special thanks
Bob Mayers .... special thanks
Pedro G. Millo .... special thanks
Alexander Nedelkovic .... special thanks
Luis Novo .... special thanks
Trey Parker .... special thanks
Batia Plotch .... special thanks
Bob Rhodes .... special thanks
Irma Sandrey .... special thanks
Mohammed D. Sharaf .... special thanks
Greg Spotts .... special thanks
Anna Strasberg .... special thanks
Bette Wanderman .... special thanks
Ted Zurkowski .... special thanks
 

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82 min
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Certification:
Japan:R-18 (theatrical rating) | UK:18R (film festival rating) | USA:Unrated

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The producers strongly considered casting multiple actresses in the role of Lily, alternating different performers for each scene's rendition. This had less to do with any artistic choice, and more to do with the fact that they had such a difficult time deciding between a plethora of different, highly talented actresses who showed up to audition, each of whom had different strengths, and performed completely different scenes with varying degrees of skill. Ultimately, Talia Rubel was cast both for her exceptional acting ability as well as the fact that she looked virtually identical to a computerized sketch of what the director imagined the character of Lily to look like.See more »
Quotes:
Bill Harris:I didn't know you had such a lovely sister in Paris.
Adam Zarrasky:Neither did I.
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Movie Connections:
References Mulholland Dr. (2001)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Boring, Pretentious, yet somewhat interesting Sci Fi film, 26 November 2006
Author: Newski_the_Hippie from Chicago

Every movie has it's good and it's bads, and this is no exception. The scifi aspect of it was pleasantly low key. The director seems to have a knack for cinematography, which by and large was superior. The world it set up was interesting, and there is nothing wrong with the Sci Fi elements.

Except for, to remind us that it is the future, flying cars are digitally added time and time again. Why? Enough of the flying cars. Show a few of them, and that's fine. Not every time somebody is on the street, one just happens to whirl by. It's agitating. Not all of the time did it bother me, but sometimes, when I am trying to pay attention to the characters on screen that that hunk of metal comes across the screen.

The "Personal" story of the film takes over past the scifi aspects, which generally is something I respect in a film. Not this time. The story revolves around a thoroughly unpleasant man's sexual tension and attraction to a mysterious young woman (who is equally unpleasant). Sure, the mystery involved was more important then the fact that these were characters I couldn't care about. I probably wasn't supposed to like them, thus the attraction to the mystery.

And isn't everyone tired of the cliché "Man sees Mysterious girl who changes his life" thing anyway? I mean, seriously. Too many indy film clichés in this. Including the fact that if the characters aren't swearing at each other, they are trying to say something somewhat intellectual. People don't talk like that in real life.

Mysteries remain unsolved by the end, probably because this was planned as the first part in a trilogy. Which is fine. However, nothing conclusive ended this film. There was no catharsis, and all we got was a card that said "Red Cockroaches" to let us know the film was over.

With all my criticisms of the movie, I am looking forward to viewing the next two films. Perhaps the Director might have improved on his craft, because that's all it really needs. It had a lot going for it, but unfortunately became just another prententious indy film.

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