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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 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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Color:

Color
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Detective Blank: Stop calling me elephant!
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Spoofs JFK (1991) See more »

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Very good, not perfect
7 May 2002 | by Stevie MeehanSee all my reviews

Caught this movie on Showtime. Very funny writing, some really clever directing (especially in the intentionally-bad student films). Suffered a bit from what I call "first film-itis", but that's not really a big deal. Actors did a good job.

Film was obviously done on a low budget, but the filmmakers did a good job of taking advantage of that, as much as they could. I would've been glad to have caught this on the big screen.

I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 4.


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