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The Auteur Theory (1999)

At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.

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Evan Oppenheimer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Cox ... George Sand
Sean Gunn ... Tori York
Daniel Cantor ... Elliot Lewis
Armin Shimerman ... Detective Blank
Dana Lee ... Arthur Wong
Garrett Wang ... Mike Wong / God
Natasha Lyonne ... Rosemary Olson - Finalist
Angeline Ball ... Carmela Cicero Maresca - Finalist
Rachel True ... Sasha Swann - Finalist
Jit Sarkar Jit Sarkar ... Asmali Jawad - Finalist
Michael Benyaer ... Spike Levy - Finalist
J.P. Manoux ... Unknown Filmmaker / Mike Dong
Ana María Caso Ana María Caso ... Maria Hernandez
Alain Benatar ... William Butler
Luigi Amodeo ... Paradiso Marcopoli
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At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.

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They all wanted final cut -- until they got it


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortelle théorie See more »

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Production Co:

Theoretical Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Detective Blank: Stop calling me elephant!
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Crazy Credits

Dinosaurs -- Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops Aussies Oblivious to the Fall of Paris -- Evan Oppenheimer, Michael Laudrup Most Background Appearances, Male -- Martin Schepelern Most Background Appearances, Female -- Lia Levenson See more »

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Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Good anarchic fun!
4 June 2002 | by anarchyinnycSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and it's spirit of anarchy. Featured everything under the sun, and the kitchen sink (if ya know what i mean).

But why didn't it have more New York in it? there was one hilarious over-the-top student film called "young and hungry in new york", which was great (looked like the lower east side to me), but i would love to have seen more of New York in this movie. I have a feeling most of it was shot somewhere else, the movie never really says.

Still, this movie shows that anarchy can be funny!


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