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Dorian (2004)

A modern retelling of the Oscar Wilde novel.

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Allan A. Goldstein
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Cast

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 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 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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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pact with the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Version of Encounter: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1954) See more »

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Bad paint job
27 November 2005 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

This is a modern updating of the classic, 'Picture of Dorian Grey.' As if the Oscar Wilde story was rewritten by sex & shopping book hack, Jackie Collins. There's nothing new here except for the setting, in a photo model environment instead of Victorian London.

It starts off interesting enough but McDowell as a poor man's Devil, begins to chew the scenery before too long. And sadly, Ethan Erickson doesn't have the range of acting to successfully portray the slowly morally declining Dorian.

For a study in debauchery, there's precious little shown, you would get the idea the height of decadence was dancing in a few discos on the continent. Surprising since the video I watched had an 18 certificate.

The original film version was made under far more stringent censorship rules but still was able to imply the depths that Dorian sunk to in his pursuit of hedonistic pleasures.

This is just fodder for the MTV generation, full of flash style and hip music but lacking in any real substance at all.

Watch the original or for a study in moral corruption, check out the excellent 'Alias Nick Beal' starring Ray Milland as well.


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