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Wrong -- WRONG is a willfully surreal comedy about a man's frantic search for his kidnapped dog and the strange characters he encounters along the way.
Wrong -- Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Wrong -- Clip: Dolph Meets Master Chang
Wrong -- Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.


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Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Quentin Dupieux 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Quentin Dupieux  screenplay

Produced by
Charles-Marie Anthonioz .... producer
Gregory Bernard .... producer
Diane Jassem .... co-producer
Nicolas Lhermitte .... producer
Josef Lieck .... line producer
Josef Lieck .... producer
Grégoire Melin .... co-producer (as Gregoire Melin)
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... supervising producer (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Cinematography by
Quentin Dupieux 
Film Editing by
Quentin Dupieux 
Casting by
Donna Morong 
Production Design by
Joan Le Boru 
Art Direction by
Zach Bangma 
Set Decoration by
Abigail Potter 
Costume Design by
Jamie Redwood  (as Jamie Bresnan)
Makeup Department
Narcisse Chico Kitabata .... makeup intern
Akiko Matsumoto .... key makeup artist
Michiko Suzuki .... assistant makeup artist
Yuko Takahashi .... makeup artist
Lina Terai .... makeup intern
Hugo Villasenor .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
T. Scott Keiner .... unit production manager
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... post-production supervisor (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Benz .... additional second assistant director
Karla Carnewal .... second assistant director
Ian J. Putnam .... first assistant director
Art Department
Nathan Amondson .... visual consultant
Jeremy Bangma .... construction coordinator
Deborah Chiarella .... assistant to Josef Lieck
Oliver Dear .... graphics
Luke Gannon .... carpenter
Alexander Jarlson .... art department pa
Jordan Kurtzman .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Stéphane De Rocquigny .... sound mixer
Valérie Deloof .... sound editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Benjamin Rolo .... sound studio assistant
Special Effects by
Kevin Beauchamp .... special effects foreman
Mallory Beauchamp .... special effects technician
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Fabien Feintrenie .... visual effects
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... title designer (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Pete Dicecco .... precision driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Herbreteau .... epk
Matthew Herrier .... digital imaging technician
Matthew Herrier .... second assistant camera
Walter Laudin .... gaffer
Jeff Moriarty .... assistant camera
Clayton Null .... key grip
Morgan Crikey Smith .... electrician
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... key assistant camera (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Casting Department
Honora Javier .... casting assistant
Shaunessy James Quinn .... extras casting
Jackie Sollitto .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ursula Berg .... assistant costume designer
Emily Moran .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... assistant editor (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... driver
Jay Norof .... driver
Hugo Ocana .... driver (as Hugo R. Ocana)
Tony Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Luis Ambriz .... craft service
Case Barden .... production assistant
Stephanie Bradford .... production assistant
Marty Carlin .... studio teacher
Deborah Chiarella .... assistant to line producer
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... dog trainer
Spencer Crossland .... production assistant
Lola Delon .... script translator
Laura Dominguez .... location scout
Taylor Erickson .... assistant location manager
Tonto Goldstein .... production accountant
Diane Jassem .... production coordinator: France
Matt Konopka .... locations intern
Kira Marie .... production assistant
Dallas Morgan .... script supervisor
Bernard Rasmussen .... location manager
Mallory Squeo .... key set production assistant
Wednesday Standley .... production coordinator
Daniel Wolf .... key office production assistant

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated

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In the dog's bed, a Flat Eric puppet is visible. Flat Eric is a character by Quentin Dupieux used in Levi's commercials and several shorts.See more »
Master Chang:...I only realized I loved my face after it have been burned with acid. But it was too late. Before it was just my face! I didn't know I loved it! I only started loving it again when it have partially disappeared. Do you follow?
Dolph Springer:Not really.
Master Chang:Man gets accustomed in all to things rapidly. He gets used to everything. When you get a new jacket you are happy to wear it but that weal wears off. You get accustomed and after a few days, that jacket doesn't bring you any joy at all. On the other hand... if that jacket is stolen from you... desire ignites again inside of you. All of the sudden, you miss that jacket, and you love that jacket again. Same goes for shoes.
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nothing deep - it just wants to be funny, and it is, 10 May 2015
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Quentin Dupieux's WRONG is about how people, I guess, can go wrong about things, small and big. The premise is simple enough, and a great starting point: Jack Plotnick is Dolph Springer, a working man (though he's actually been fired for three months but still goes to work, where it rains all the time indoors), and he's lost his dog. Where could he be? As it turns out, there is an answer to that, in the form of a sort of dog communications/telepathy expert in William Ficther's character, who may or may not be Indian or Asian of some sort (his accent's kinda convincing, for what's required here). But Dupieux has some sub-plot/weird strands going on here as well, which include Dolph's gardener, and a girl on the other end of a phone for a pizza place - Dolph is rather confused about a rabbit on a motorcycle as a logo - who finds his questions attractive and sleeps with the, uh, gardener instead thinking it's Dolph and then... aw hell, you should see it for yourself.

A lot of the great things in Wrong are from the awkward, very surreal interactions and environment that are set up. This could easily go into the realm of more absurdist-comedy-of-manners style of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but Dupieux is just so off-kilter that you know you're in for a something... special here. If I have a general criticism it's that Dolph perhaps should've been a little more of an everyman; he is, for the most part, except for the whole thing of him being at work even though he's not really working there anymore, and a couple other small things. This would make all of his interactions stronger, but, luckily, people like William Fictner pull off dead-pan humor wonderfully, and his few scenes are delights as he first puts Dolph through the rigmarole to see him, and then gives him a book on how to talk to his dog through his mind.

Some other very strange developments happen, such as with Emma, the character Alexis Dziena plays (you might know her as the girl who memorably goes naked for a quick flash in Broken Flowers), who, if one is taking her on as a 'real-world' person, may be brain-damaged. In Dupieux's world, she may be simply... wrong. Or right, who knows. But she's kind of like his own satirical take on the Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl, which makes for a lot of spot-on comedy (oh, and she's pregnant, whoops, it happens!)

If there's another problem though there may be times where, if it doesn't work on a comic plane, it kind of just sits there like a lump until it's over; the sequences for me involved the neighbor, who we meet at the start as denying he's a jogger ("I HATE running!" he states emphatically) and then decides to go driving for a while... in the desert... or somewhere else... That part, I don't 'get it', I guess. The stuff with the Dog Detective as well is hit or miss (it's either very funny, or, you can feel the improv and it struggles).

But if you're looking for something off-kiler and playfully surreal - the kind of experience where a character has a dream taking place on a beach and involves warped talking, but mostly presented as straightforward - this is a welcome offering. It's kind of like what Luis Bunuel might offer up for the Comedy Central network.

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