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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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Fr. Zeitlinger
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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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Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro de Copas  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$558,402 (USA) (29 April 2016)

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2.35 : 1
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Knight of Cups has had a two-year post-production cycle. See more »


[last lines]
Rick: Begin.
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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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The Coconut
Composed by John Dwyer
Performed by Thee Oh Sees
Courtesy of In The Red Records
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A trip
14 January 2016 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

As we grow more and more tired of dull as dishwater, predictable, structure obsessed nonsense, we come to love films that want to use the medium to take us on a trip. I see nothing wrong with enjoying beautiful imagery, stunning music and a bit of emotional self analysis for a couple of hours. Or would you rather the story by numbers of say, Joy? I may not have loved this as much as Thin Red Line, or Tree of Life, But am I happy to spend two hours with Mr. M? Indeed I am. Anyone who has led anything verging on an interesting life will have plenty to ponder as this washes over them. This was like meditating. It's freeing to let a sense of the story wash over you without having some contrived plot shoved down your throat. I let the cinema invigorated and cleansed.

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