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Knight of Cups (2015)

R | | Drama, Romance | 4 March 2016 (USA)
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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

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Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Written by Production

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Dream-like quest for the meaning of life. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some nudity, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Cavaleiro de Copas  »

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$60,551 (USA) (4 March 2016)

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$558,402 (USA) (29 April 2016)
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While there wasn't an actual script Terrence Malick would write multiple pages of dialogue for some of the actors and encouraged them to use whatever part of the dialogue they wanted. Despite playing the lead character Christian Bale received no writing for himself. This prompted Bale to try to sneak a peek of the other actors' pages to ascertain what he could expect in each scene. See more »

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Tonio: You looked familiar to me, but I didn't know who you are. You are fantastic!
Joe: Thank you.
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"For optimal sound reproduction, the producers of this film recommend that you play it loud." (In the opening credits.) See more »

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Features Twin Peaks: Episode #2.1 (1990) See more »

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Man With A Movie Camera
Composed by Geir Jenssen
Performed by Biosphere
Courtesy of Tough, by Arrangement with Seven Seas
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A subtle degree of existentialism which grows on you the longer the movie runs
24 January 2016 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It takes a while of watching the movie before starting to appreciate it. However, the longer you get, the more it starts growing on you. Its modernistic style is certainly not for everyone - but the combination of beautiful pictures and captivating music as well as the subtle messages of the flick, is in my opinion brilliant. As with many modernistic pieces it requires that you as a spectator participate, which is very giving, that is, if you actually do it. Then you will experience the emptiness we as human beings have to wrestle with: the apathetic nature of just following the flow: the slumber we experience the moment we stop being active and stop shaping our existence. The movie is a reminder not to fall in slumber, but to wake up and see the pearl.


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