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Foreign Correspondents (1999)

Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

Director:

Mark Tapio Kines
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Melody
Wil Wheaton ... Jonas
Corin Nemec ... Trevor
Yelena Danova Yelena Danova ... Mira
Steve Valentine ... Ian
Blaire Baron ... Rachel
Douglas Coler Douglas Coler ... Nils
Lisa LoCicero ... Christina
Alice Cunningham Alice Cunningham ... Mary
Guy Lewis ... Michael
James Michael Tyler ... Randy
Lillian Adams ... Sonya
Earl Schuman Earl Schuman ... Sam
Richard Moll ... Man in Bookstore
Keith Anthony Keith Anthony ... Kevin
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Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

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Taglines:

There Are Two Sides To Every Mystery.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Campbell, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mark Tapio Kines ran out of funds shortly after filming wrapped in August 1997, leaving him unable to complete post-production. Thanks to his experience as a web designer he was able to create an official website for the film ("forcor.com") to spark interest among the Internet community. A year later the director had received $90,000 in investments from complete strangers (including fans of principal star Melanie Lynskey) and a further $60,000 from friends and acquaintances, enabling the film to finally be completed. The makers of The Blair Witch Project later employed a similar technique of using the Internet to market their film. See more »

Soundtracks

Every Other Night
Written by Vanessa Theme Ament
Performed by Vanessa Theme Ament
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Two movies in one, One very much worth seeing
20 June 2002 | by KentRandellSee all my reviews

One has to admire Mark Kines for making a truly independent movie.

Unfortunately, the first story is a little weak and I agree that Melanie Lynskey is underutilized. She is supposed to have a boring life, but the vignette doesn't rise up to the challenge of making a boring life seem interesting to a viewer. However, Will Wheaton does have a great role as the awkward neighbor.

I understand the second story is loosely based on an incident in the director's life. It is unfortunate that this could not have been the subject of a full-length feature. Corin Nemic (of Parker Lewis Can't Lose fame) is great, and I'd like to see him again. Unknown Yelena Danova is also excellent. I really cared for the characters and those in supporting roles. Yelena's host parents are interesting and the Father has some unexpected character development. The hilarious and telling scene in a bookstore featuring Martin Mull is an added bonus. The secondary theme of Cultural Variations and how strange Americans can be to foreigners is expertly handled.

Overall it is a great first outing and I'd recommend it to any indie fans.


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