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

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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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Victor Ibanescu
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Taxi Driver
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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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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)

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$7,973 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Shia LaBeouf actually ingested LSD to make the scene seem 'more real'. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Written by James Smith, Oliver Sim, Baria Quareshi and Romy Madley
Performed by The XX
Courtesy of XL Recordings
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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I never knew Bucharest could look this good:)
17 February 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This movie really surprised me; I think this was one of , if not THE best Shia LaBeouf performance (looking forward for nymphomaniac).

The story is pretty simple and suffers from some plot holes but the movie strangely kept me glued to the sit wondering where Shia LeBeouf's journey of self discovering in the unknown city of Bucharest will get him.

The casting choice for the lead female role was a little odd, (i think it would've worked a little better with a more "traditional hot"-looking girl) Also noted should be the brilliant soundtrack of this movie (especially Moby's contribution). must listen: Moby -- After (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix) from the subway chase scene.

To sum up, this movie was a very nice surprise, the kind that keeps me watching and trying to discover the unappreciated beauty in the not-so-mainstream movies.

My Rating - 8/10


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