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Shadows & Lies (2010)

William Vincent (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 25 April 2010 (USA)
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A man returns to New York after years in exile to save the girl he loves.

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William Vincent
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Ann
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Victor
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Boss
Haskell King ...
Jason
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Rebecca (as Zoe Lister Jones)
Ty Anania ...
Older Brother
Louis Anania ...
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Jasper
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Sitting Man
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Cindy
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Juliette
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Russell
John Tintori ...
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Mick Casalle ...
Man with Cigarette
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The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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In Praise of Shadows  »

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Title Card: The iridescent lipstick of the Kyoto geisha when seen in the dim light of a candle... / Jun 'ichiro Tanizaki / 'In Praise of Shadows'
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Franco actually acting
5 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watch this for the beauty of the movie and the fact that it views like a book. You get the opportunity to think.

Others find it slow but it is one of those movies that convinces you the pace of life should be a little bit slower to make you think before you speak. Faster dialog is hardly believable anyways and this film has the pace of reality--where people take a minute to think before speaking.

And I've never seen Franco be convincing--turns out intellectual pondering characters is his forte. Go figure.

The shots are lovely but also if you can get past the somewhat loud nature of the narrating (both in volume and the sense that sometimes its trying too hard), it has a calming sense.


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