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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 »

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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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New York, Berlin, Tokyo See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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English | Japanese | German

Release Date:

7 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Флирт See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,963, 11 August 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$76,875, 25 August 1996
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Emily: I want you to tell me if there's a future for me and you.
Bill: A future, huh?
Emily: Yes.
Bill: How can I answer that?
Emily: Yes or no.
Bill: I can't see the future.
Emily: [annoyed] You don't *need* to see it if you know it's there.
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Connections

Version of Flirt (1993) See more »

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Written and performed by The Miss Alans
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gimmicky
7 July 2005 | by atandtSee all my reviews

i just had to write a review for this b/c it is one of the worst films i had ever seen and i can't remember if i walked out of the theatre or not. as you know, the same story is told 3x incl. the same dialogue. the same things happen. this is not Run Lola Run. this is shite (IMHO).

it wasn't interesting to watch the story loop first time, and therefore iterations #2 & #3 decline in value. the Law of Diminishing Returns grinds the storyline into mathematical powder, as when you start with nothing (or to be fair, not much), and then reduce it, this is what you get.

there was no way for me to appreciate it on any other level. using handpuppets instead of actors might have garnered more audience sympathy for the characters and added depth to their 2D cardboard cutouts.


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