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Entropy (1999)

Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new ... See full summary »

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Phil Joanou

Writer:

Phil Joanou
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Jake Walsh
Judith Godrèche ... Stella (as Judith Godreche)
Kelly Macdonald ... Pia
Lauren Holly ... Claire
Jon Tenney ... Kevin
Frank Vincent ... Sal
Paul Guilfoyle ... Andy
Hector Elizondo ... The Chairman
Bray Poor Bray Poor ... Wyatt
Kathryn Erbe ... Evan (as Katheryn Herbe)
Shannon Fiedler Shannon Fiedler ... Isabelle
Zach Tyler ... Lukas (as Zachary Tyler)
Jim Gaffigan ... Bucky
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... Pierre
Drena De Niro ... Waitress
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Storyline

Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new romance with a model. U2's Bono plays a role in this film as both himself and Dorff's character's concience. Written by Anonymous

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The hardest thing to do in life is direct your own See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

De Cabeça Para Baixo See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Evan's Husband (Jake's brother-in-law screenwriter) is based on the writer/director's actual brother in law, screenwriter Scott Frank. See more »

Quotes

Jake: There are three truths in life: you are born, you will die, and things change. OK, maybe one more: everyone has their stella, and when they do, no one else can even compare.
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Capetown soundcheck
Written and Performed by U2
Published by Polygram International
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Truly the best thing I've seen in a LONG time...
1 June 2001 | by MemercutioSee all my reviews

This is really a film that got me moved, amazed and demanded empathy without much effort. Joanou hasn't been my all time favourite director, but he managed to get himself at my list of favourites at once (along with Stone, Wenders & Luhrman). First of all, the story and the way it was brought pulled the right emotional strings with me. Above that, the fact that Joanou really has a superb eye for photography/cinematography, the fact that he uses different film stocks and mixes colour with black and white and a variety of film speeds, resulted in my enormous admiration for this movie. This is really the best movie I've seen in a very long time!


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