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Little New York (2009)
"Staten Island" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  5 August 2009 (France)
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The lives of three residents of New York's Staten Island intersect as they struggle to get ahead.

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Sully Halverson
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In Staten Island, New York, Parmie Tarzo is a powerful mobster boss. The family man Sully Halverson is septic tank cleaner married with Mary Halverson and they are trying to have a baby. The deaf and dumb Jasper "Jas" Sabiano is the slicer of deli meat in a market and also works for Parmie Tarzo slicing the bodies of his victims. Jas likes Sully and expects to win the horse races. One day, Sully that is not a bright man decides to heist the house of Parmie Tarzo, expecting to artificially inseminate Mary with a better sperm than his in an expensive clinic. Meanwhile Jas wins the horse race and there is an attempt on Tarzo's life and he finds that his gangsters have planned it. The lives of the three residents are entwined with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A scene near the beginning has Vincent D'Onforio driving and music is playing The Closed Caption says it is The Temptations singing "Smiling Faces". The song was originally recorded by The Temptations in 1971. Producer Norman Whitfield had the song re-recorded by The Undisputed Truth the same year, resulting in a number-three Billboard Hot 100 position for the group. "Smiling Faces" was the only Top 40 single released by the Undisputed Truth, and was included on their debut album The Undisputed Truth. The version heard on the movie is by The Undisputed Truth. See more »

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Marvelous film!
2 February 2010 | by (Montenegro) – See all my reviews

Great directing, even better acting, fantastic editing, photography, music… I loved it all!

You won't find 3D and special effects in this film. If that is what you are looking for, than this is not a film for you.

But, if you are tired of usual super heroes that Hollywood keeps inventing in the last several years, and you want to see a different story, maybe a more human one, told in a different way – than this is just a film for you!

The characters could be found everywhere – a mobster, a cleaner, a butcher. But they get intersected, and each of them has its own point of view. This film is done more in European way, although the director is from N.Y., which gives the story more realistic. I suppose the presence of Luc Besson, as co-producer, added this.

Vincent D'Onofrio was simply brilliant as Parmie Tarzo, the mobster. I did not expect anything less than perfect from D'Onofrio, to tell you the truth. And he really did it.

Seymour Cassel proved once again why he is a great character veteran, able to express his whole role with his face and eyes. Incredible!

Ethan Hawke and Julianne Nicholson had less demanding, but still really great roles, which beautifully added to my enjoying in watching this film.

In one word – Refreshing! Go and see it yourself!


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