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Be My Oswald (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 30 November 2007 (USA)
A militant vegetarian, known as B, recruits a clueless socialite activist, known as A, for a holiday mission that might change the world. They communicate via phone and fax as A completes a... See full summary »

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Rich Bogle ...
Phone Guy
Katha Cato ...
B
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A (as Jeannie Noth)
Mary Huner ...
Jazz
Maggie Maes ...
Caterer
Ben Oliver ...
Zaffi
Tom Pagano ...
Little Tom
Del Pentecost ...
Ugo
Vincent Polizzi ...
The Super
Rebecca Uchill ...
Girl at Counter
Gabriela Van Auken ...
Rita Phone Guy
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A militant vegetarian, known as B, recruits a clueless socialite activist, known as A, for a holiday mission that might change the world. They communicate via phone and fax as A completes a precise list of tasks in preparation for their big event. Unannounced, B joins A at the space the evening before the parade and forces A to make her formal commitment to the mission. A bloody robbery involving a neighbor and an impulsive move from A dealing with a catered Thanksgiving breakfast threaten to compromise B's time sensitive plan. As B makes her final preparations and her intent to assassinate Santa Claus becomes clear to A, a life or death struggle ensues as Santa Claus makes his grand entrance, quite possibly for the last time. Written by Don Cato

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A militant vegetarian and her conspiracy to assassinate Santa

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$195,000 (estimated)
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An urban black, quirk, comedy-- Images still return months after viewing.
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quirky piece with something to say. Funny -- there's some fine comic, character work -- up to a point, at which point it gets disturbing.

Director and writer, Cato, uses the occasion of New York's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a vehicle to build suspense and to introduce an array of urban characters who live on the fringe. His heroine is a naive, attractive, socialite looking to make something out of her frivolous past. When she stumbles into a situation that may bring meaning to her life, she gets much more than she bargained for. Cato and his fine cast and crew are after more than laughs, their controlled tracking of innocence seduced in a worthy cause ends in a nightmarish vision.

So I guess "black comedy" is the best way to classify this fine piece of independent film making that captures the pace and rhythms of life in the Big Apple. Images still return months after viewing.


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