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Tangerine (2015)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

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Chester
Alla Tumanian ...
Ashken
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Yeva
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Karo
Ian Edwards ...
Nash
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Selena
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Parsimonious John
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Madam Jillian
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Mamasan
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Retch Chunder
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A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use | See all certifications »

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$74,934 (USA) (17 July 2015)

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$701,837 (USA) (16 October 2015)
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Actor Josh Sussman appears as the character Retch Chunder in one of the early cab scenes. Sussman worked with director Sean Baker and co-writer/co-producer Chris Bergoch in the MTV series Warren the Ape (2010). See more »

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While on the bus the date flashes on the screen revealing that film takes place on December 24, 2014. However, all of the posters and billboards of movies are for movies released in January or February of 2014, revealing that was around the time when filming took place. See more »

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Sin-Dee: Merry Christmas Eve, Bitch.
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References Labor Day (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Gna Gna
Written by Artush Manykyan and David Badalyan
Performed by Artush
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A brilliant indie film well worth watching
4 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aside from being a thoroughly enjoyable film, "Tangerine" has the remarkable distinction of being shot entirely on an iPhone 5S. How such a feat was accomplished is beyond me for while it does appear to be a low budget piece it looks fantastic. Furthermore, maybe because of the unique film techniques, it feels very real, like you were just tagging along for the duration.

The story takes place over the course of about 12 hours, following the lives of two transgender prostitutes on Christmas Eve. Sin-dee has just been released from jail, and her best friend Alexandra lets slip that her boyfriend/pimp picked up with another women while she was away. This sets Sin-dee off on a rampage as she scours the L.A. streets looking for the new girl and her cheating man. The story weaves from Sin-dee's quest, to Alexandra picking up a few tricks throughout the day, and subtly follows a cab driver who has a thing for Sin-dee, while his family works out his proclivities. Through all of this, the film is not condescending, preachy, or insensitive to anyone. It is brutally honest, hilarious at times, realistic, even touching and sad.

I loved this movie. From the colorful characters to the perfect pacing to the creative cinematography, "Tangerine" is one film every lover of cinema should watch at least once. Oh, and a super soundtrack! I hope to add it to the collection one day.


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