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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »

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Hal Hartley

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Hal Hartley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Austin Paul Austin ... Men's Room Man #
Robert John Burke ... Men's Room Man # (as Robert Burke)
Martin Donovan ... Walter
Erica Gimpel ... Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
Michael Imperioli ... Michael
Holt McCallany ... Bartender
Lianna Pai ... Woman at Phone Booth
Harold Perrineau ... Men's Room Man # (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Parker Posey ... Emily
Bill Sage ... Bill
Patricia Scanlon ... Woman at Bar
Paul Schulze
Karen Sillas ... Doctor Clint (as Karen Silos)
Hannah Sullivan Hannah Sullivan ... Trish
José Zúñiga ... Cab Driver (as Jose Zuniga)
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Storyline

The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a "permanent" relationship, what do they choose to do? Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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New York, Berlin, Tokyo See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese | German

Release Date:

7 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Флирт See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,040, 11 August 1996

Gross USA:

$263,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,192
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This started off as a 30 minute short which Hal Hartley shot in New York as he was preparing to make Amateur (1994). He was subsequently handed the money to expand his half hour featurette. See more »

Quotes

Bill: [indicates gun] What are you gonna do with that?
Walter: I'm gonna shoot myself.
Bill: [unloading gun] That's pretty stupid, Walter.
Walter: Yeah, I guess I oughta shoot Margaret, huh?
[Bill pockets the bullets and lays the gun back down.]
Bill: [pours a drink] No, you're not gonna shoot anybody.
Walter: Maybe I oughta shoot you.
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Alley Way
Written and performed by J.F. Coleman Jr.
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a bit of a tour de force
17 September 2006 | by zink-7See all my reviews

Definitely an Art movie, sort of the anti-Rashômon: three different events described as if they were the same. Obviously such a film foregrounds the direction, and the dialog is recognizably Hartleyesque.

Hal Hartley weaves the same dialog through three only roughly similar stories given by their settings, the characters involved, and the cinematic treatments different meanings.

An art film about how films make art out of life. Or something.

Warning: if you lack intellectual curiosity (it's definitely not for the passive viewer) or are homophobic this will push your buttons; hence the 1-out-of-10 ratings above.


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