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Anesthesia (2015)

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Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.

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Philosophy professor Walter Zarrow is wounded during a mugging. In an effort to escape he rings buzzers indiscriminately, waking Sam, a middle aged father of two having an affair in the city. Sam reluctantly answers Zarrow's pleas, and Zarrow loses consciousness in his arms. Through an exploration of why these men, along with the mugger, and an addict named Joe, come together, we explore New York City. The experience of Zarrow, Sam, Joe and Zarrow's assailant ripple quickly out to include the connected lives of a housewife struggling with alcoholism, a stoner teen desperate to lose his virginity, a brilliant but failed writer fighting addiction, two parents confronting the prospect of terminal illness, and a brilliant grad student who wounds herself to feel alive. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, sexual content, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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8 January 2016 (USA)  »

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$6,747 (USA) (8 January 2016)

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$22,386 (USA) (29 January 2016)
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Tim Blake Nelson had wanted to make the film since the 1980's. See more »

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Prof. Walter Zarrow: But then, what do all these thinkers we've examined this semester have in common? If we truly explore to find a common thread? At the outset of a century that would constitute the bloodiest in human history. Along with scientific and technological advancements that would literally make us like Gods. Even as we began to dismantle the very meaning of God. They ask, what is a life? Does to live any longer have a how? Does it any longer have a why? Against a backdrop of industrialization, people ...
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(Don't) Tremble
Performed by The Low Anthem
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records,
by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing;
and [PIAS] Recordngs [UK] Limited t/a [PIAS] Cooperative
Written by Jocelyn Adams (as Jocelyn Jager Adams), Ben Knox Miller (as Benjamin Knox Miller), Jeff Prystowsky (as Jeffrey Carl Prystowsky)
Published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP) / Art Boat Publishing c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Beautifully Done!
23 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing Anesthesia at it's world premier at the TriBeCa film festival last night and was very impressed. Ensemble cast, multiple narratives and an "anemic" budget makes pulling this off quite difficult. But, they did. The stories develop well, come together when necessary but not to a point to where it comes off as a gimmick. And where the film could get have gotten lost in it's ambition, it still takes time for humor and delivers a story with an arc that's quite compelling. Tim Blake Nelson knew how far to take it, but also didn't get too deep into the weeds or over indulgent with his impressive cast.

Honest filmmaking, deliberate performances and the best setting in the world make Anesthesia well worth checking out. Enjoy!


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