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Dark Arc (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 March 2005 (USA)
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A mysterious comedy about love, lust, art and the power of the "charged image", Dark Arc follows the eccentric love triangle between an artist, a graphic designer and their inspiring muse.

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Juxta / Lamia
Dan Zukovic ...
Viscount Laris
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Ed Smith
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Medieval Play Director
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Faustine
Lisa Stewart ...
New Agey Exhorter
Grace Bauer ...
Scenester Woman
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Basic Fucker (as P. Adrien Dorval)
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Smith's Boss
Mitch Mayer ...
First Devil
Jamie Brinnen ...
Lesser Devil
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Bartender (as John Funk)
Dominic Forcier ...
Dark Kafka
Loukia Eleni ...
Polystrychnine
Patrick Hogue ...
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Director Dan Zukovic weaves together the bizarre story of a love triangle between an artist, a graphic designer, and their inspiring muse. Viscount Laris is an eccentric, modern-day dandy obsessed by the power of art and visual imagery to shape the behavior and destiny of the individual. Juxta, a striking young cosmetician absorbed by masks, makeup, and false identities, soon falls under Viscount's idiosyncratic influence. Together they plot an elaborate game where they seek to influence the behavior of Ed Smith, a harmless and complacent graphic designer, through a meticulously planned series of staged visual events. Smith himself is unaware that these 'visual events' are manufactured and he soon becomes obsessed by Juxta, the mysterious woman he associates with these 'charged images'. As the game progresses, Viscount's experiments grow sinister and cruel. Juxta, having fallen for Smith, decides to turn the tables on Viscount. She enlists Smith's help and together they plot their ... Written by Brendan Keown

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Viscount Laris: Everyday there are a handful of images that stay with us. We see them by accident or design, create them consciously, or unconsciously, some stay with us for a day or two... most are forgot in minutes, seconds.... and of those images, maybe there's one that sticks out beyond all the others... the most powerful image of your life.
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Written by Dan Zukovic
Performed by Dan Zukovic, Nathan Blakely, Nat Damm
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Worth A Second Viewing
11 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a screening several years ago and it has stayed with me as a truly unique combination of a philosophic art film with a self conscious bombastic comic tone, mixed in with a strange edgy quality.

The performances registered strongly all around and the music score was haunting and memorable. Also, the film builds to a deeply shocking climax. I noticed on the internet that it will be coming out this August on DVD through Vanguard Cinema, and I've definitely wanted to see it again.

This is a film that will appeal to old school art/indie film fans who are into provocative and original cinema.


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