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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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Fragments of a melancholy soul loathing the L.A. vacant 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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4 March 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro de Copas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$60,551, 6 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$558,402, 1 May 2016
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Christian Bale described his character, Rick, as 'a man of words who has lost the use for words'. See more »

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(voice): Once the soul was perfect and had wings, it could sour into haven that only creatures with wings can be. But the soul lost its wings and fell to earth where it took a earthly body, now, while it lives in this body no outward sign of wings can be seen yet the roots of its wings are still there... and we see a beautiful woman or a man, the soul remembers the beauty it used to know in haven, and begins to spout and that makes the soul want to fly but it cannot yet it is still too weak so that man ...
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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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References Savages (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 / Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
Composed by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (as Henryk Gorecki)
Performed by Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Antoni Wit
Courtesy of Naxos, by arrangement with Source/Q
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A subtle degree of existentialism which grows on you the longer the movie runs
24 January 2016 | by 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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