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A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

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A troubled girl (Emanuel) becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Linda), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to baby-sit Linda's newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. Written by Francesca Gregorini

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Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes  »

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Winner of Best Cinematography/The Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Award: Feature in the 2013 Ashland Independent Film Festival. See more »

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[first lines]
Emanuel: My name is Emanuel. I'm 17 years old and I killed my mother. I had her sliced open, like a goat for the slaughter, to get me pulled out. As she bled, the doctor pushed air into my lungs and pressed his hands repeatedly onto my chest, with the same rhythmic, repetitive motion that he used to jerk himself off that very morning. It worked. He came and I came. Back to life.
Emanuel: The fact that my mother lost her life for this - for me - is probably just a side note. The cost of doing ...
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Ruhe Sanft, Mein holdes Leben from Zaide, K.344
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Miah Persson and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra
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Creepy yet poetic !
24 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'The truth about Emanuel' is an engrossing movie which is punctuated by two great lead performances. Both Jessica and Kara have a real on screen chemistry as their relationship is one of the most powerful you have seen, and their characters of 'Linda' and 'Emmanuel' respectively also have mystery. The film primarily deals with the emotions of loss and grief as well as entering into a world where reality is not how it appears. The film is not well known but this movie is quality all the way, keeping the viewer on the edge as the 'truth' becomes more and more complex. The ending could have been better but in essence this movie is about raw emotions, taking you on a journey into the minds of two troubled women. Loved Jessica and Kara's performances !


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