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Fay Grim -- A single mother from Queens becomes unwittingly embroiled in international espionage in director Hal Hartley's sequel to the critically acclaimed Henry Fool.
Fay Grim -- A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises


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Featuring the continuing adventures of Henry Fool
A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ... | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Parker Posey ... Fay Grim

D.J. Mendel ... Father Lang (as DJ Mendel)

Liam Aiken ... Ned Grim

Megan Gay ... Principal
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Milla

Chuck Montgomery ... Angus James

James Urbaniak ... Simon Grim

John Keogh ... Prosecutor

Claudia Michelsen ... Judge

Jeff Goldblum ... Agent Fulbright

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Carl Fogg
J.E. Heys ... Herzog
Aminata Seck ... Woman Visitor at Prison
David Scheller ... Convict Husband

Aoibheann O'Hara ... ER Nurse

Harald Schrott ... Andre
Miho Nikaido ... Gnoc Deng
Elina Löwensohn ... Bebe
Peter Benedict ... Raul Picard

Tim Seyfi ... Rabbi Todorov
Hubert Mulzer ... Minister of Security

Mehdi Nebbou ... Islamic Cleric

Saffron Burrows ... Juliet

Suzan Anbeh ... Concierge Paris Hotel

Nikolai Kinski ... Amin

Robert Seeliger ... Agent Hogan

Thomas Jay Ryan ... Henry Fool
Olga Kolb ... Stewardess
Jef Bayonne ... French Drug Dealer
Mohamed Makhtoumi ... Beaten Man in Paris

René Ifrah ... Technician in CIA Van (as Rene Ifrah)

Sibel Kekilli ... Concierge First Istanbul Hotel
Erdal Yildiz ... Concierge Second Istanbul Hotel

Adnan Maral ... Hassan
Erkan Bektas ... Gesham

Anatole Taubman ... Jallal
Marko Lakobrija ... Jallal's Bodyguard

Karim Cherif ... Istanbul Cop in Office

Ercan Özcelik ... Istanbul Detective
Yevgeni Sitokhin ... Russian Spy (as Jewgenij Sitochin)
Mark Zak ... Saudi Spy

Ian T. Dickinson ... British Spy (as Ian Dickinson)
Korhan Onur ... Istanbul Cop in Street
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Efe Can Erdal ... Scooter Guy (uncredited)
Kora Kirby ... Extra (uncredited)

Armin Sauer ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Hartley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hal Hartley  written by

Produced by
Julien Berlan .... line producer: Paris
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Martin Hagemann .... producer
Hal Hartley .... producer
Ted Hope .... executive producer
R. Mike King .... line producer: New York (as Mike King)
Jason Kliot .... producer
Mike S. Ryan .... producer
Joana Vicente .... producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Maren Wölk .... line producer
Özlem Yurtsever .... line producer: Istanbul
Original Music by
Hal Hartley 
Cinematography by
Sarah Cawley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hal Hartley 
Casting by
Anja Dihrberg 
Production Design by
Richard Sylvarnes 
Art Direction by
Susanne Hopf 
Natalja Meier 
Costume Design by
Anette Guther 
Daniela Selig 
Makeup Department
Kerstin Gaecklein .... hair stylist
Kerstin Gaecklein .... makeup artist
Nimet Inkaya .... makeup artist: Istanbul
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis .... hair stylist: New York (as Theodora Kastsoulogiannakis)
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis .... makeup artist: New York (as Theodora Kastsoulogiannakis)
Helen Murphy .... makeup artist: Paris
Barbara Radke-Sieb .... additional hair stylist
Barbara Radke-Sieb .... additional makeup artist
Heiko Schmidt .... key hair stylist
Heiko Schmidt .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Edwards .... post-production supervisor: HDNet Films
Gretchen McGowan .... executive in charge of production
Birol Temizyer .... production manager: Istanbul
Korhan Ugur .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Böhringer .... second assistant director
Scott Kirby .... first assistant director
Damon Maulucci .... first assistant director: New York
Art Department
Friederike Beckert .... stand-by props
Anne Grumbrecht .... art department trainee
Dennis Hahn .... graphic artist
Christoph Heinecke .... set dresser
Nicolas Lefèbvre .... property master: Paris (as Nicholas Lefebvre)
Tolga Pakman .... art director: Istanbul
Tolga Pakman .... set dresser: Istanbul
Florian Speidel .... set dresser
Sascha Strutz .... property master
Sound Department
David Jung .... sound trainee
Christian Lutz .... boom operator
Paul Oberle .... sound equipment representative: Kortwich Film-Ton-Technik
Paul Oberle .... sound mixer
Matthias Schwab .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Adolf Wojtinek .... special effects supervisor (as Adolf Woijtinek)
Bernd Wildau .... special effects foreman: Germany (uncredited)
Armin Sauer .... stunt coordinator
Rainer Werner .... stunt coordinator
Joseph Beddelem .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mustafa Aslan .... dolly operator: Istanbul
Adnan Aydin .... best boy grip: Istanbul
Tom D'Angelo .... camera equipment representative: New York, AMV
Beate Ehrentraut .... camera equipment representative: Cinegate GmbH
Sabrina Fiedler .... camera trainee
Glenn Fishel .... key grip: New York (as Glen Fishel)
Simon Frenzl .... camera equipment representative: Cinegate GmbH
Andreas Frey .... key grip
Dan Hersey .... first assistant camera: New York
Bernd Huebner .... camera equipment representative: Cinegate GmbH (as Bernd Hübner)
Patryk Hyrzyk .... camera equipment representative: Cinegate GmbH
Alexander Jung .... additional electrician
Oliver Kühne .... additional electrician
Tina Künnemann .... electrician
Volker Langholz .... electrician
Martin Ludwig .... camera equipment representative: Ludwig Kameraverleih GmbH
Alexandre Léglise .... second assistant camera: Paris (as Alexandre Leglise)
Tommy Mann .... first assistant camera
Florian Niedermeier .... best boy
Pedram Noutash .... second assistant camera
Lars Obelmann .... additional first assistant camera
Bjoern Susen .... gaffer (as Björn Susen)
Muharrem Tirmik .... second assistant camera: Istanbul
John Woods .... gaffer: New York
Lukasz Wyszowski .... best boy grip
Abdullah Yazici .... best boy electric: Istanbul
Casting Department
Youna De Peretti .... extras casting: Paris
Bernhard Karl .... casting
Antje Mißbach .... extras casting
Christine Rennert .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Asli Altan .... assistant wardrobe: Istanbul
Virginia Cook .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Diana Güven .... on-set wardrobe
Lilli Heinemann .... costume trainee
Cecile Maillot .... wardrobe assistant: Paris
Ruby Riad .... on-set wardrobe
Editorial Department
Kyle Gilman .... assistant editor
Christopher Weser .... editorial assistant
Location Management
Roland Gerhardt .... location scout: Location Network
Sebastian Kentner .... assistant location manager
Guillaume Lefrançois .... assistant location manager: Paris
Margot Luneau .... location manager: Paris
Gernot Sprenger .... location manager
Music Department
Tracy McKnight .... executive soundtrack producer
Transportation Department
Mark Gleisberg .... driver: props
Tobias Gottschlich .... driver
Robert Merlin Hocker .... driver
Samuel Kupfer .... driver: Paris
Zahiddin Polat .... driver: motorhome, Istanbul
Franck Riet .... driver: Paris
Jean-Francois Vendroux .... driver: Paris
Benjamin Weidner .... driver
Other crew
Courtney Andrialis .... assistant: Mr. Kliot and Ms. Vicente, HDNet Films
Maria Bergeaud .... set runner: Paris
Tara Blanchard .... assistant: Mr. Hope
Maxime Brun .... set runner: Paris
Nathan Lee Bush .... production intern (as Nathan Bush)
Frank Dauro .... set production assistant: New York
Anne Duncker .... translator: Turkish
Gisela Emberger .... set manager
Kathy England .... insurance representative: England Insurance Brokerage Ltd
Stephan Eppinger .... car rental representative: Car Motion Service GmbH
Can Eskinazi .... set production assistant: Istanbul
Sylke Ferber .... production secretary
Kyle Gilman .... title designer
Nicholas Goldfarb .... production auditor: New York (as Nick Goldfarb)
Jennifer Guillarmain .... production accountant
Dirk Hannemann .... set runner
Josh Herrig .... assistant: Mr. Hope
Ruth Hetzer .... continuity
Ruth Hetzer .... script supervisor
Steve Holmgren .... office manager: HDNet Films
Juliane Hoppe .... assistant to actors
Felix Kastner .... set runner
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Louis A. Katz)
Ireen Kirsch .... assistant: Ms. Posey
Reisebüro Gisela Lenthin .... travel agent
Jean Pierre Leroc .... set production assistant: New York
Quentin Little .... development executive: HDNet Films
Christopher Matson .... head of business affairs: HDNet Films (as Chris Matson)
Jordana Maurer .... production coordinator: Istanbul
Laura Maxfield .... assistant: Ms. McGowan, HDNet Films
Laura Maxfield .... production coordinator: New York
André Morell .... utility stand-in
Lilia Nentwig .... set runner
Melissa Ottaviano .... production intern: Paris
Miguel Angelo Pate .... assistant set manager
Thomas Paturel .... production coordinator: Paris
Sina Rasim Pekcanatti .... production assistant: Istanbul
Kristina Redick .... office manager: HDNet Films
Mailis Riim-Lesch .... assistant production accountant
Mustafa Saygin .... production assistant: Istanbul
Lutz Schönwald .... stand-in: Jeff Goldblum
Elke Seiler .... subtitles representative: German, Film- und Video-Untertitelung
Frank Stuart .... legal
Tyler Swing .... tutor: Liam Aiken
Justin Thomas .... set intern: New York
Stanley Thomas .... set production assistant: New York (as Stan Thomas)
Stefan Thomsen .... insurance representative: Marsh GmbH
Huseyin Torunoglu .... accountant: Istanbul
Diana Victor .... business affairs: This is That
Anne Waak .... stand-in: Parker Posey
Juliane Walker .... production coordinator (as Juliane Heicken)
Christopher Weser .... electronic press kit
Moritz Wessendorff .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Whitman .... set production assistant: New York
Virginia A. Williams .... production auditor: New York
Michael Wollitz .... freight representative: Multi Logistics GmbH
Ilker Çatak .... set runner (as Ilker Catak)
Eric Papa .... assistant: Ted Hope (uncredited)
Morgan Blackmore .... thanks
Frank Frattaroli .... thanks
Steve Hamilton .... thanks
Ted Hope .... thanks
Marlene McCarty .... thanks
Lisa Porter .... thanks
Adam Rackoff .... thanks

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
118 min
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Fay Grim was shot almost exclusively using Dutch angles (tilting the camera off to the side).See more »
[first lines]
Father Lang:Fay? You OK?
Fay Grim:I'm afraid.
Father Lang:Why? Has something happened?
Fay Grim:I'm afraid for my son... He's fourteen.
Father Lang:Boys have been known to survive that, Fay.
Fay Grim:I'm afraid he'll grow up to be... well, like his father.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Reviewing "Fay Grim" on its own - sort of..., 30 November 2010
Author: zaenkney from United States

"An honest man is always in trouble." This becomes a timberous theme, shadowing Fay throughout the sequel to "Henry Fool." Her character begins as a confused and tentative interviewee, being interrogated by heavy handed, pushy government ghost-types. Men with authority over her, the ability to cause her and her family harm, without disclosing their own motives and limits are leaning hard and fast on Fay. After a couple of conditions are met, she complies meekly. At least, for a while.

"Fay Grim" is as nicely convoluted as a triple loop roller coaster ride - keeps you off-guard and a little dizzy, but in a good way. The patter and phraseology reminded me somewhat of the cadence of a Mamet work. This played very well with Parker Posey's characterization, as well as that of Jeff Goldblum and James Urbaniak. In fact, Urbaniak, as Simon with the owl-glassed eyes, was superbly down-played as Fay's poet genius, stalwart brother. Henry's very brief appearances gave proof of his very big personality and, quite frankly induced me to queue up "Henry Fool" which I have been very reluctant to do.

Undoubtedly, this is a movie I will watch again. It is quirky, somewhat suspenseful, it makes one think. Certainly, as a result of Hartley's stylish acumen and finesse I will benefit from rewatching to catch other of his artistic strokes I will have missed the first time around.

Agents, spies, intrigue and espionage! A woman bumbling through this all to get to her man, who may not even be alive. By the time Fay is done, this butterfly bestirs ripples afar, you know.

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