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The Back Room (2008)

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Two strangers uncover astonishing connections as they search for a mysterious Renaissance painting.

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Greg Ivan Smith ...
Errol
Dan Sturges ...
The Guy
Tina Johnson ...
Mrs. Frisk
Quinn Murphy ...
Chip
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Errol is at the end of a very long week as manager of his bookstore. As he closes his shop, a stranger bursts in with an intriguing query: to find the artist whose painting so deeply moved him recently in Florence, Italy. The stranger has just one clue: the painter's name written phonetically as "Jack Car-roo-see". Is there something about that name? As the man's story unfolds and the search begins, the two strangers uncover astonishing connections to the painting and each other that neither could have predicted. Written by Greg Ivan Smith

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8 June 2008 (USA)  »

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$8,000 (estimated)
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Surprisingly moving
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never would have thought 15 minutes could be so moving. This short film packs a fairly powerful punch despite it's tiny run time. Beauitully acted by the 2 leads, it does not even feel as if they are acting. A minor fault in the writing makes the ending feel slightly forced. The simplicity of what's happening is somewhat shattered by unnecessarily overt statements. It doesn't make the whole any less poignant, but it is somewhat jarring. Oh, and I feel I must mention "The Guy", actor Dan Sturges, or at least the character he's playing, is a dream walking. Anyone would fall for him! So anyway, give it a view, and you may be surprised by what you find.


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