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Flirt (1995)

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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 »

Director:

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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Three cities. Three couples. Three bullets. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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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

Trish: You are with a different girl every time I see you.
Bill: So? I'm lucky.
Trish: You're not lucky, Bill. You're loose.
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Referenced in In a Savage Land: Cast and Crew Interviews (2001) See more »

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Every waking hour
Written and performed by Lou Mulkern
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An interesting idea badly executed
9 June 2002 | by K11See all my reviews

The idea of transporting a story and telling it in three continents is an intriguing one. What we have in Flirt is a weak New York story which verges on the ridiculous when transported to Berlin and Tokyo, particularly when it comes to handgun ownership.

The similarities are unsubtle and contrived, and you feel the actors, who do well in this, are fighting a very stilted script.

Maybe if Hal Hartley had spent more time exploring the differences in how the story would play in different cultures and less time making ‘high quality titillation' (his own description) then it might have made it a better viewing experience.


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USA | Germany | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese | German

Release Date:

7 August 1996 (USA) 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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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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