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Dark Arc (2004)

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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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CAD 250,000 (estimated)
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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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Ire and Angst
Written by Dan Zukovic
Dan Zukovic: Guitars, Vocals
Nathan Blakely: Bass
Nat Damm: Drums
Engineered by Christian Mock
Produced by David Barnett and Mitch Mayer
Courtesy of Byronic Pose Productions
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European style cinema
10 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

saw this other night on Netflix and it was an interesting surprise. Coming from European cinema it is very different from most American independent films with some provoking ideas about art and imagery in the time of the internet.

the story of a critic of art trying to affect the perceptions of a sort of artist (graphic artist), using an attractive make-up artist who is also an escort..but also maybe being used.

It is offputting at times, but I think this is the intention and a bit slow in sections, but there is always magnificent visuals to soak in and orchestra type music. I also like this song over the closing credits, sort of David Bowie punk.


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