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Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A ... See full summary »
Kathleen Conklin, a doctoral student in philosophy, finds herself with a new perspective on the nature of evil and humanity after being bitten by a vampire in New York City....Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Kathleen plays on Descartes' famous "cogito ergo sum" (I think therefore I am) by saying "dedita ergo sum" (I do what I'm addicted to doing therefore I am) and "pecco ergo sum" (I sin therefore I am). See more »
What's gonna happen to me?
Read the books. Sartre, Beckett, Burroughs. Who do you think they're talking about? You think they're works of fiction?
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"The Addiction" is a weird film directed by Abel Ferrara with wonderful black-and-white cinematography and cast with Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken and Annabella Sciorra among others. However the story is boring and pretentious for those that are not connected to philosophy with reference and citations of many philosophers. Therefore recommended only for very specific audiences. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "O Vício" ("The Addiction")
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