MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,356 this week

Phantom Love (2007)

 -  Drama  -  19 January 2007 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 119 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 6 critic

A surreal drama about an alienated family set in Koreatown, Los Angeles and Rishikesh, India.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 17 Oct 2010
 
a list of 4432 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 238 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
1
a list of 599 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Phantom Love" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Phantom Love (2007)

Phantom Love (2007) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Phantom Love.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young, orthodox Jewish woman is alienated from her Jerusalem community and drawn into the world of spirit. Surrounded by dark sounds of the "Other Side," she moves into remote and ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Menkes
Stars: Tinka Menkes
Trigger Happy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A hand gun is passed between 22 loosely connected New Yorkers.

Director: Julian West
Stars: Richard Bright, Willis Burks II, Daniel von Bargen
Into the Sun (2005)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought into investigate.

Director: mink
Stars: Steven Seagal, Takao Ohsawa, Juliette Marquis
Phantom Love (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A gothic romance novelist desperate for inspiration travels to Paris and reads a diary relating a tale of romance from the 18th century.

Director: Madison Monroe
Stars: Griffin Drew, Michelle von Flotow, Jesse Johnson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: Nina Menkes
Stars: Russ Little, Tinka Menkes, Robert Muller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Stars: Thibault de Montalembert, Roch Leibovici, Marianne Denicourt
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Myra Paci
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Anna Grace, Herbert Ulrich
Platform (2000)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in Fenyang, Shanxi Province, the film focuses on a group of amateur theatre troupe performers whose fate mirrors that of the general population in China as massive socio-economic ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jing Dong Liang
London I (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Hunter Richards
Stars: Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, Jason Statham
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Peter Outerbridge, Juliette Marquis
Massacre (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Interviews with six of the mass murderers from Sabra and Shatilla. The faces are in black and are not identifiable.

Directors: Monika Borgmann, Nina Menkes, and 2 more credits »
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Allison Bell ...
Young Lulu
Lena Bubenechik ...
Young Mother
...
Newscaster (voice)
Sherie Hall ...
Roulette Dealer #1
Wesley Katzir ...
Man in Car
Jackson Lee ...
Roulette Man
...
Fairy Princess
...
Nitzan
...
The Lover
...
TV Preacher
...
Bartender
Faina Rabinovich ...
Young Nitzan
Marina Shoif ...
Lulu
Tom Siviglia ...
Police Officer
...
Young Father
Edit

Storyline

A surreal drama about an alienated family set in Koreatown, Los Angeles and Rishikesh, India.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Fantasma  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent!!! Nina Menkes' Most Powerful Film yet!
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Ms. Menkes' films, I didn't quite know what to expect from her new feature film, Phantom Love. I have been a fan since seeing her six previous works--Soft Warrior, Great Sadness of Zohara, Magdalena Viraga, Queen of Diamonds, Bloody Child, and Massakre. What I love about Nina's work is that it is utterly brave, bold, and original! Nina dares to tap into something spiritual, mystic, subconscious...something undefinable, something magical... Her new film, Phantom Love, a stunning feature shot in black and white 35MM, seems even more daring and unique. From the opening frame, Nina steadies her shots with a hand-held, "raw" edge. She abandons some of her more formal static shots in favor of a roaming eye...an eye that seems to dig down into her subject, dig a hole...pierce and burrow into the depths of the alienation and repression of her female characters. Her central character, a blackjack dealer living in Los Angeles, is somewhat reminiscent of Firdaus from Queen of Diamonds; but unlike Firdaus, this protagonist struggles with "family problems" such as an overbearing mother and psychotic sister. At one point, the "sister" disappears and seems to fuse into the psychic space of the protagonist/blackjack dealer. Typical of Nina's work, specific elements can be debated...and often the literal is less important than the subconscious space or the internal sensations awakened from a particular sequence... In the end, it seems a weight had been lifted as butterflies encircled the main character and she stood naked in the window of her medieval-style apartment. Perhaps this is a sign of hope...perhaps Nina will simple leave it up to the viewer to decide... No matter, I have rarely been so moved from viewing a film... Way to go girl!!!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Movie I have seen Cro_s
saw this yesterday at sdff. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE poopoopphaha
Discuss Phantom Love (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?