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Passion Play (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  2011 (Brazil)
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An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

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Storyline

In Reno, the former successful trumpet player Nate Poole has a one night stand with the wife of the powerful and ruthless mobster Happy Shannon and one of his gangsters abducts Nate to kill him in the desert. Out of the blue, Nate is saved by Indians and he walks through the desert until he reaches a side show owned by Sam Adamo. Nate asks if Sam has a telephone to make a phone call to his friend Harriet, but he sees a beautiful woman with wings called Lily Luster and he asks a drink to her. Then he invites Lily to move with him to Reno. However Sam kidnaps Nate to kill him with a snake, but Lily rescues Nate with a truck and they head to Reno. Nate plots a scheme to raise some money, offering Lily to Happy. Along their journey back to Reno, Nate falls in love with her and he decides to call off the agreement with Happy. But the criminal finds Nate's hideout and abducts Lily and keeps the angel with him. Neverthless Nate is decided to rescue Lily from Hàppy's fortress. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love Is Stronger Than Death

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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2011 (Brazil)  »

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O Anjo do Desejo  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Both Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray lost out on their only Best Actor Oscar nominations. Both lost the award to Sean Penn. Rourke was nominated for The Wrestler and Penn won for Milk. Murray was nominated for Lost in Translation and Penn won for Mystic River. See more »

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When Nate gets his drink from Lily in her caravan you can see him putting his glass on the table. A few seconds later it's a total different type of glass. See more »

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[first lines]
Nate: Hey, Billy?
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Soundtracks

Just For A Thrill
Jimmy Scott - Vocals
Jay Bellerose - Drums
David Piltch - Upright Bass
Van Dyke Parks - Piano
Greg Iesiz - Guitar
Levon Henry - Tenor Saxophone
Christian Scott - Trumpet
Produced by Joe Henry
Recorded and Mixed by 'Ryan Freeland' at The Garfield House, South Pasadena, CA, January, 2010
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Great film
7 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My wife and I saw this movie at TIFF, and loved it. Megan Fox proves she can truly act. Terrific film. The problem, if there is one, is Mickey Rourke's character. As good as he was in The Wrestler, there's a sameness about him, as if the story isn't sure what it wants from him. Bill Murray is excellent as always, but the real gem here is Fox. There's no question that she will forever be hounded, as she faces the double standard all female actresses face. If Channing Tatum gets roles because "he looks good on screen", he still would never face the level of scrutiny of someone like Fox. However, she puts that to rest here, with a sublime performance.


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