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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


As Gabi is explaining how she met Nigel, Charlie is wearing a dark sport coat. By the time she is done, Charlie is no longer wearing the coat. See more »


Gabi Ibanescu: Nigel was my husband.
Nigel: I beg your pardon, Gabi, did you say was? Honestly, fucking was? No, Charlie, not fucking was. Fucking is. Fucking meaning I currently fucking am 'til death do us fucking part.
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Chaje Shukarije
Written by Esma Redzepova
Performed by Esma
Courtesy of Silva Screen Music
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Live action graphic novel
2 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the end of this movie my reaction was - 'WTF ! !' - I had no idea what to make of this story. It was just stupid ... I was as lost at what to make of it as Charlie was in seeking love and purpose. But the movie had one thing very important going for it, it kept my attention and I wanted to know just what was the fate of Charlie Countryman.

Then it occurred to me that this movie is just like a graphic novel ! The scenes, the pace of the story, the action, the dialog, the exaggerated faces of the central characters, Gabi's overly done makeup, Charlie's perpetual innocent expression and unending energy, the spooky ugliness of Nigel, the demon like Darko and the anger displayed by Victor. All these characterizations can be found in action packed romantic graphic novels. Once I considered the movie in this context, suddenly everything made sense and I'm now crazy for this flick.

I have no idea if this was Fredrik Bond's intention - but it works for me! It's beautifully photographed, loaded with wonderful characters, dialog is fantastic, and every scene is its' own art. It's a must see for cinema fans!

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