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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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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (Norway)  »

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Charlie Countryman  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Freida Pinto was considered for the role of Gabi Ibanescu. 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: He said my playing saved his life.
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References Casino Royale (2006) See more »


Written by Richard Hall
Performed by Moby
Courtesy of Little Idiot
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Words cannot describe how amazing this movie is..
17 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not consider myself a writer, reviewer or general word smith by any means.. But this film has the potential to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. The dialogue is near perfect, almost wisps you along like the wind on a beach. The cinematography has a "requiem for a dream" like landscape but at the same time calm and opiate like. The score flows just like the cello playing actress who nails her role PERFECTLY. The only and I mean only thing I might say that is somewhat flawed is Shia's clichéd looks and glances, but other than that it is the best I have ever seen out of him as well. In fact, I won't tell you anything else other than to see this film NOW and know that I had to make this account and write this review halfway through the film just to give it justice!

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