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Things I Don't Understand (2012)

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Grad student dealing with eviction in Brooklyn forms a cathartic relationship with a local bartender hiding his own secrets and a terminally ill hospice patient she's interviewing for her thesis on what happens after we die.

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Violet Kubelick
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Parker McNeil
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Sara Lowe
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Dr. Anne Blankenship
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N.D.E.
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HR Lady
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NDE #2
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Lola
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Big Felix
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Sloss the Lawyer
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Ingrid
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Tao
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Dan
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Remy
Yvette Falke ...
Remy's Mother
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The story follows Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences and her recent withdrawn, closed-off behavior after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt. She and her two artist-roommates are forced by financial matters to finally confront their fears and step out of the protective bubble they've created for themselves in their Brooklyn loft while Violet herself forms a cathartic relationship with a young, terminally ill girl in a hospice she is interviewing for her thesis. A story of changing, relationships, love, life and what comes after we die Written by David Spaltro

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Forget everything you KNOW... and have FAITH

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31 October 2013 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Dark Little Room(Rock Version)
Performed by Julia Othmer
Music by Vita Tanga
Lyrics by P.H. Ryan
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1 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many if not most young indie directors are self-indulgent and self-absorbed. Their films are all about them rather than focusing outward, on something that might actually pique the interest of a paying audience. That's why I was so impressed with Things I Don't Understand. In many ways, its themes are universal. Alienation. Relationships. Questions about the afterlife.

David Spaltro directs with a sure hand of someone with far more experience. The camera work, the editing, the casting far exceeds in quality the paltry budget he apparently had to work with. Take a look and mark his name down. What I tell you now is the cinematic equivalent of my telling you about Apple at $6 a share. You're welcome.


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