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Pact with the Devil (2003)

Dorian (original title)
A modern retelling of the Oscar Wilde novel.

Director:

Allan A. Goldstein
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Credited cast:
Malcolm McDowell ... Henry
Ethan Erickson ... Louis / Dorian
Victoria Sanchez ... Mariella Steiner
Ron Lea ... Detective Giatti
Jennifer Nitsch Jennifer Nitsch ... Bae
Karen Cliche ... Christine
Amy Sloan ... Sybil
Carl Alacchi ... James
Bronwen Booth ... Trina
Henri Pardo Henri Pardo ... Cop at Crime Scene
Daniella Ferrera Daniella Ferrera ... Woman #1 at Dorian's Loft (as Daniela Ferrera)
Jane McLean ... Woman #2 at Dorian's Loft
Ellen David ... Diana Baker
Christoph Waltz ... Rolf Steiner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hunter Phoenix ... Isabella
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Storyline

While temporarily working in a photographic studio with the famous photographer Bae, the simple and handsome worker Louis meets her manager Henry, who is impressed with his beauty. He invites Louis for taking some pictures, gives the artistic name of Dorian to him as a homage to "Dorian Gray" and a framed picture of him. Louis wishes to have the same fate of Dorian Gray, and from this moment on, he becomes very successful in the career of model. As years go by, he notes that only his picture ages, and he has the same face of years ago. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Beauty is only skin deep.

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Another Picture of Dorian Gray
9 February 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

The story is familiar - recall, original novelist Oscar Wilde's "Dorian" wished his painting would grow old whilst he remain young. Like in days of old, handsome male model Ethan Erickson (as Louis) wishes for eternal youth. Then, while one of his pictures ages, he becomes the ageless "Dorian" of the title. Like his predecessors, Mr. Erickson descends into decadent debauchery. A charismatic older mentor, Malcolm McDowell (as Henry), eggs him on...

Re-titled "Pact with the Devil".

Allan A. Goldstein's updated "Dorian" alters the story in ways that become nonsensical. The main problem occurs by making Mr. McDowell's character semi-Faustian. To have McDowell in the cast, and render his character inexplicable, should be a crime. Erickson, an extremely good-looking man, is also slighted by a faltering characterization - in an early scene, he is required to pretend he couldn't imagine someone thinking he could be a pin-up boy? And, Jennifer Nitsch (as Bae) has an undeveloped, but intriguing, back-story.

**** Dorian (2001) Allan A. Goldstein ~ Ethan Erickson, Malcolm McDowell, Jennifer Nitsch, Christoph Waltz


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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