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Sophisticated Acquaintance (2007)

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Mixing elements of narrative, experimental, pseudo-documentary and essayist cinema, Sophisticated Acquaintance tells the story of a tormented individual whose short life and long death were... See full summary »

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John Gross ...
Klaus Mann
Ernst Hohmann ...
Thomas Mann
Katya Quinn-Judge ...
Gia
Kris Caltagirone ...
Andrew
Maya Baruch ...
S.R. Milton
David Allen ...
Max Spellacy
Abigail Waxman ...
Abby
Antoinette Schacter ...
Golda
William Cully Allen ...
Bearded Malcontent
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Patricia Fries ...
Klaus' Landlord
Daniel Kremer ...
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Narrator
Brooke Somers ...
Carrot Girl
Glenn Walsh ...
Bruce Jummaquin
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Mixing elements of narrative, experimental, pseudo-documentary and essayist cinema, Sophisticated Acquaintance tells the story of a tormented individual whose short life and long death were affected by a great many factors. Klaus Mann (John Gross), a present-day Philadelphia avatar of the real-life European author of Mephisto, lives in the shadow of his father, the eminent intellectual, novelist and Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann (Ernst Hohmann). When Klaus pens a controversial essay on "revolutionary suicide" and then acts on it, in protest of the world's selfishness, a group of his contemporaries speak up in filmed interviews about what led him down that path. It is a film about the creative process, the tragic depiction of a strained father-son relationship and, most of all, it is a film about individuality. Written by thustlebird

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$10,000 (estimated)
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The title Sophisticated Acquaintance originates from a quotation from Terence Kilmartin's translation of Marcel Proust's novel Remembrance of Things Past/À la recherche du temps perdu. The Narrator, in this translation, refers to his parents' friend Swann as a "sophisticated acquaintance" whose presence deprives him of his mother's goodnight kiss. See more »

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