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Charlie Countryman (2013)
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 September 2013 (Norway)
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While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ion Caramitru ...
Victor Ibanescu
Taxi Driver
Bogdan Farkas ...
Hostel Clerk (as Bodgan Farcas)


While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

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The only way to save the one you love, is to die

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Rated R for some brutal violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity, and drug use. | See all certifications »

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13 September 2013 (Norway)  »

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Charlie Countryman  »

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$7,973 (USA) (15 November 2013)


$7,973 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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This movie breaks the fourth wall See more »


When Charlie Countryman is running back to his hostel after Gabi Ibanescu tells him she'll kiss him if he finds her tomorrow, Charlie runs without his shoes and socks on after he removed them to show Gabi a ballet move. But when he is hit by the car he has his shoes and socks back on. See more »


Gabi Ibanescu: Do you think things like this happen to people?
Charlie Countryman: Some people, yes.
Gabi Ibanescu: What people?
Charlie Countryman: Us.
Gabi Ibanescu: Us.
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References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »


Written by Ashley Elaine Restivo and Alex Greggs
Performed by Audrey Napoleon
Courtesy of Street Quality Entertainment, Ltd
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Going back
13 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I really liked the movie. It was shown at the International Film Festival in Berlin and the director was there. Shia was there too for the Premiere, but only the director stayed a few days longer and did a few Q&As for the movie and general movie making. While the story he is telling here, is not really that surprising and the German actor known as Schweiger, is not adding much to the equation, the two lead characters are doing the heavy lifting.

I liked the way, Shia played his character and I thought Evan Rachel Wood was great too. Of course the movie does have quite a few flaws too, but it is engaging and if you let yourself into it, you will be entertained (even if it is also predictable). A nice little thriller then

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