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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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Director:
Writer:
Quentin Dupieux (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 August 2012 (Poland) See more »
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Plot:
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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"Sorry Quentin, that wrong answer is right" See more (19 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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)
 
Stunts
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
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"Sorry Quentin, that wrong answer is right", 8 February 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick) lives in suburban L.A., waking up at 7:60am everyday, returning to his former place of employment where indoor rainfall occurs and he pretends to do work even after he was fired three months ago. He wakes up one morning to find his dog, Paul, is missing. After talking to his neighbor, who then departs to places unknown, Dolph dials a pizzeria's phone number to ask them details about their delivery service and why their logo features a rabbit on a motorcycle, when rabbits can run fast enough without the motorcycle. On the phone is a young woman named Emma (Alexis Dziena), who turns out to be quite the nymphomaniac, proposing sex to Dolph in a note secured in a free pizza, which is intercepted by Dolph's yardworker Victor (Éric Judor), who pretends to be Dolph when he finally meets Emma to get free sex. As Dolph aimlessly wanders the streets of L.A., he runs into Master Chang ("that-guy" actor William Fichtner), an author of several books about humans using telekinesis or some cockamamie process to communicate with the dogs he has kidnapped in order for their owners to show true appreciation for the beasts they take for granted.

All these characters will continuously pop up, with little rhyme or reason in Quentin Dupieux's Wrong, some of them even coming back to life, showing blatant disregard for inconsistencies and misconceptions, and deadpan so well (or so... deadly) that you may zone out for a few minutes and awake with a startle. If 2013 is not starting off as the damnedest year for films, then I do not know what to call it. I have yet to give a film released this year a positive rating, and the films I have been subjected to are either pitifully awful or beyond any reasonable comprehension. I felt the same way watching Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, where I was desperately robbed of any connection or coherency with every situation and character. When I watch films I don't like to feel manipulated, excluded, or completely lost and both these films violated me in those three ways.

You may remember my bizarre fascination with Dupieux's last work, Rubber, a film concocted entirely off the premise of a tire, rolling (I suppose) through the desert, using its telekinetic powers to destroy bottles, crows, police officers, or anything else that stood in its way. It was a unique little film, quirky, pleasantly offbeat, albeit self-righteous and dry at times. Wrong is a film in the same category, but so tedious, unmoving, dry, deserting, and frankly, careless about its lead that it makes it a huge challenge to side with anyone or even sit with them through eighty-nine minutes of repetition.

In several ways, this feels like a screen writing exercise. Dupieux's lax approach must not have been too stressful and backbreaking to formulate from the ground up. It would appear he sat down one afternoon, took a few characters, made them all connect through interchangeable setups, not truly forming a relationship with them at all, and just threw situation after situation at them hoping someone will get meaning out of it. If I do not get or understand a film, I will be the first one to admit it, rather than throw some contrived meaning out there about the "satire" or the "social commentary" of it all. What Dupieux is essentially saying is... and that's where I become confused.

Perhaps this is a social critique or a satire on, I don't know, life itself. In an interview, Dupieux described the film almost as if it was a rebellion on convention, where nobody is telling you, "you're wrong for doing this" or "this isn't correct." If his goal was to show a film can be concocted off of simply anything and everything, then he succeeds at that. There isn't much else here.

Wrong is photographed crisply, edited efficiently, and its washed-out cinematography showcasing frequently vapid scenery beautifully and with a heavy touch of artistry, clearly shows that it's a competently made picture, aesthetically. Yet watching it is when the problems ensue. The characters are universally vacant, their motivations are unclear, the meaning or the reason we're supposed to stick around is nonexistent, and the result is tiring and frustrating. When the most challenging part of a film is to watch it, you should automatically know something ain't right.

Starring: Jack Plotnick, Éric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, and William Fichtner. Directed by: Quentin Dupieux.

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