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Venice/Venice (1992)

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Dean is a maverick American film director surprised that his most recent film has been chosen as the Official U.S. Entry at the Venice Film Festival. A beautiful French journalist arrives ... See full summary »

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Henry Jaglom

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Henry Jaglom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Jaglom ... Dean
Nelly Alard Nelly Alard ... Jeanne
Melissa Leo ... Peggy
Suzanne Bertish ... Carlotta
Daphna Kastner Daphna Kastner ... Eve
David Duchovny ... Dylan
Suzanne Lanza Suzanne Lanza ... Dylan's Girlfriend
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Alexander
Klaus Hellwig Klaus Hellwig ... Dean's Sales Agent
John Landis ... John Landis
Edna Fainaru Edna Fainaru ... Fan
Gudio Colella Gudio Colella ... Fan
Simonetta De Santis Simonetta De Santis ... Fan
Braguiti Luca Braguiti Luca ... Waiter at Hotel des Bains
Sarah Gristwood Sarah Gristwood ... British Journalist
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Storyline

Dean is a maverick American film director surprised that his most recent film has been chosen as the Official U.S. Entry at the Venice Film Festival. A beautiful French journalist arrives at the festival with the apparent intention of interviewing the unique and eccentric filmmaker. In the midst of all the festival madness, she is forced to confront the wide divergence between things as they really are and things as they seem to be - both on screen and off. And so, finally, are we. Shot half in Venice, Italy and half in Venice, California, "Venice/Venice" looks at the profound effect movies have had - and continue to have - on our lives, our loves and on our dreams of romance. Written by Henry Jaglom

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Két Velence See more »

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Gross USA:

$661,080
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The Rainbow Film Company See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Jaglom went to Venice to promote New Year's Day (1989) which was being shown as an official United States selection at the Venice Film Festival. This explains David Duchovny's presence in this film, as he was in New Year's Day also. Jaglom decided to take advantage of his trip by filming a movie there. See more »

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Jeanne: What are you thinking?
Dean: I was thinking, what if this is all a movie that I'm making? What if you're all actors in a movie that I'm making? Then what? What if the camera's there? There. Does that make this less real?
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the ed wood of auteurs
20 July 2001 | by eastonellisSee all my reviews

This movie is completely unbearable due to the ubiquitous vanity of the writer/director/main actor (the only person able to successfully fill these positions simultaneously seems to be Woody Allen).

If you like movies about making movies please do yourself a favour and watch Fellini's "8 1/2" or Truffaut's "La nuit américaine" instead. If you like movies, where people mostly sit around and talk, I can highly recommend most of Eric Rohmer's work, he knows how to do it. But please stay away from this utterly revulsive piece of pseudo-intellectual garbage.


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