A jazz saxophonist loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a café where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife. However, he discovers a stone with a telephone number attached. Returning the stone, he meets a young aspiring actress who is listening to his music. Soon the two begin an affair which is fouled by his over-obsessiveness with her which costs them both a job at a restaurant.
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¿Qué desearías para el último día de tu vida? (Mexico)
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At one point, Dr. Van Horn (Willem Dafoe) writes on a scrap of paper: "Celia - s 'il y a". This pun was based on a similarity between a girl's name and a phrase in French meaning "if there is". It is a direct reference to Samuel Beckett's novel "Murphy" (1938): Celia, lover of an eponymous character, has an uncle, Mr. Willoughby Kelly, who comes up with this piece of bilingual wordplay. Paul Auster has consistently acknowledged Beckett's influence on his own oeuvre. See more
When Izzy is at Celia's apartment for the first time and closes the curtains to make it dark, there is a lot of light coming in even with the curtains closed. When they turn the lights off, the room is very dark. See more
You still don't know who I am, do you? After all these years, you still don't have a clue.
Referenced in I Dreamt Under the Water