It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual ... Written by
17 December 2009 (Israel)
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Opening Weekend: £502,009
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the original novel, George is only known by his first name. The original screenplay gives him a full name: George Carlyle Falconer. "Carlyle" is also director Tom Ford
's middle name while "Falconer" is both the surname of Ford's first lover - illustrator Ian Falconer - and the name of a brand of sunglasses Ford's company makes. See more
At the end of the movie, with George on the floor, the position of his legs and feet changes as the camera angles change back and forth. See more
No one has ever picked me up and not wanted something.
I think you picked me up.
Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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