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The Rules (2008)

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A lonely, bored housewife gets in over her head in a game with a mysterious woman. When boundaries get crossed, consequences ensue.

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Kyla
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Kyla, a lonely, bored housewife embarks on a phone sex game with Melanie, a mysterious woman. When both woman push the boundaries of blending lies and half-truths with fantasies and reality, both women learn that some rules shouldn't be broken. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Thriller

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21 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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It is part of the collection "Girls' View 2". It is the second volume of award-winning, lesbian-themed short films presented by Alluvial Filmworks. See more »

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noir delight
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this recently at a film festival and was blown away. Every time I thought I knew where it was going, another thing happened to up the suspense and stakes even more. I keep wondering why we don't see things like this on cable instead of the nine millionth replay of some lame, predictable been-there, done-that. A real original story with definite homage to the classic noir thrillers. It was very stylized and subtextual without hitting you over the head with the obvious. The acting was great. The lighting and camera work top-notch. And the music! I hope they decide to come out with a CD or have it available on itunes or for download. I can't rave about this enough!


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