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Writing on the Wall (2011)

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It's 1999 and over a candle-lit dinner Paul and Mary Jane D'Arbanville are reading the diary of the nineties.

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It's 1999 and over a candle-lit dinner Paul and Mary Jane D'Arbanville are reading the diary of the nineties. "A little fable about the rat and mouse population of London". Somewhere in time two protagonists reminisce about the past. Mary-Jane D'Arbanville, exiled herself from her native New York to London. She landed in London in 1991 and lived with her new found friend Paul. The story comes out of Jane's very own diary called "Map of the Universe", read over a candle-lit dinner. Jane and Paul painted the diary, as the story unfolds, on the walls of London during the nineties. Whilst the story is taking place on earth, in Hell and in the Heavens above and at the same time, the two main characters are played by two different actors. Writing on the Wall is a dark comedy and a documentary about London in the nineties. Whilst in London Jane and Paul X are trying to make sense out of a big expensive city where time doesn't seem to move very fast and yet London in the Nineties was one of ... Written by Alex Altman

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A little fable about the rat and mouse population of London in the nineties

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1 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Eine Geschichte über die Mauer (nach London...)  »

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£1,600,000 (estimated)
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The film has been produced with UK state funding. See more »

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Mary Jane D'Arbanville: [Jane's Story, set: interior, Candle-lit dinner] When I was 5, my mom and I moved from Knoxville, Tennessee to Downtown New York. It was quite a change. I grew up in the early eighties. My mom used to play Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker all the time and it has been playing in my head ever since, though not as much as it used to. Growing up in NY was terrific and the underground club scene was at its peak in the late eighties. I did a BSc in Psychology. I think it was the shittest thing I ever did....
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Writing on the Wall
by Virtual Alien
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