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Twisted Obsession (1989)

El sueño del mono loco (original title)
American writer in Paris is hired to do a script for an edgy young director he can't stand. When he falls in love with the director's cold and manipulative pretty sister, his life starts to unravel and he realizes that he's been used.

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Fernando Trueba

Writers:

Christopher Frank (novel), Manolo Matji (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Daniel Gillis
Miranda Richardson ... Marilyn
Anémone ... Marianne
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Julien Legrand
Dexter Fletcher ... Malcolm Greene
Liza Walker Liza Walker ... Jenny Greene
Jerome Natali Jerome Natali ... Danny
Asunción Balaguer ... Juana
Arielle Dombasle ... Marion Derain
Micky Sébastian Micky Sébastian ... Ariane
Laurent Moussard Laurent Moussard ... Student #1
Raúl López Cabello Raúl López Cabello ... Student #2
Xavier Maly ... Student #3
Yan Roussell Yan Roussell ... Taxi Driver
Daniel Grimm Daniel Grimm ... Marianne's Friend
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Storyline

Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is commissioned to write a script for a movie called "The Dream of the Mad Monkey". The offer comes from Legrand, a successful producer with whom he has worked in the past, but on this occasion he is being asked to write an unconventional story with Malcolm, a young and unknown film director. Dan is undecided about the offer, seeing it as far from the kind of work he has grown used to, but eventually agrees to do the job despite the reticence of Marilyn, his beautiful disabled agent. As he starts to work on the script, Dan allows himself to become immersed in the closed universe of potentially incestuous relations surrounding Malcolm and his beautiful but emotionally detached young sister Jenny. Dan becomes obsessed with mysterious Jenny and they soon become lovers in a not so conventional way. In his ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twisted Obsession See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Surprisingly good
6 February 2017 | by J-bot6See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of a set of cheap-o movies. So far, the films in the collection had been total crap.

Then I dropped this one into the player and did a double-take when I first noticed that the dialog and acting were both good.

The next question that popped into my head was, "Am I imagining things, or is this movie also well shot and well lit?" Followed shortly by, "You know, I think this is actually a good film." By the time it reached the scene where Goldblum started screaming, I was totally sold. What a wicked little movie.

1989 was a bad year for film, so I certainly wish I had known about this one back then.


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