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Venice/Venice (1992)

R | | Drama | 9 October 1992 (USA)
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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Két Velence See more »

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$661,080
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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: Heisenberg said that one particle can be in two places at one time.
Dean: So you and I can be in two places at one time? Venice and Venice? Past and future. Movies and real life. It's all possible.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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One of my all-time favorites
26 October 1999 | by roozSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful film: Funny, romantic, and sentimental. Fans of Jaglom will love it. If you are new to Henry Jaglom, you are definately in for a surprise. Jaglom is a true independent, rejecting big Hollywood money and the compromises and garbage films it produces. You can expect originality and honest writing. He typically allows the actors to improvise, giving the films the feel of an Allen picture. But he's not trying to be Woody. He doesn't need to. Jaglom's films are an American treasure in every sense of the word. He may never be widely known, but that's fine with his fans. He's our secret.


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