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Rhinoceros Eyes (2003)

A young autistic man living in a prop warehouse becomes involved in crime as he tries to win the heart of a beautiful set designer.

Director:

Aaron Woodley

Writer:

Aaron Woodley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Chep
Paige Turco ... Fran
Gale Harold ... Detective Phil Barbara
Matt Servitto ... Bundy
James Allodi ... Hamish
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Sweets
Nadia Litz ... Ann
Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Walnut
Reginald Doresa Reginald Doresa ... Mr. Walnut
Jennifer Gould Jennifer Gould ... Movie Actress / Melissa
Anthony Lemke ... Movie Actor / Dick
Glen Peloso Glen Peloso ... Hooker
Boyd Banks ... Hospital Orderly
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Peter Morgan
Carrie Eklund Carrie Eklund ... Betty Bumcakes (as Carrie Clayton)
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Rhinoceros Eyes is a fantastical coming-of-age story revolving around Chep, a young, reclusive prop-house employee who falls in love with a detail-obsessed movie production designer named Fran. Fran's need for authentic props sends Chep to great and questionable lengths as he tries to satisfy her requests, and ultimately... win her heart. Written by Anonymous

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Everything you can imagine is real

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, drug use and violent images
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Director cameo: [Aaron Woodley] the German porn director of the Betty Bumcakes film shoot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bundy: [yelling from a distance] Chep! Chep! Out in front!
[loud claps]
Bundy: Chepo! Come on, let's go, move it! We haven't got time for hide-n-seek today!
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So slow, but Michael Pitt is somewhat endearing
23 September 2003 | by ellew33See all my reviews

As one of the 6 films I had a chance to see at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival, it would have to be at the bottom of my list of recommendations. Slow doesn't begin to describe this somewhat "inspired" tale of a prop-shop worker named Chep (Pitt). Chep himself is a bit slow and experiencing some fantastical delusions. I felt like most of the movie, revolving around the search for some bizaar props, was filmed in ultra slo-mo. The dialouge was poorly timed, the acting was so muted it became painful (with the exception of supporting player Victor Ertmanis as "Sweets") to watch and the end so anti-climatic and directionless, I wondered how I would get those 90 minutes of my life back. I have read it compared to "Donnie Darko" and after seeing it, the only way that comparison works is that both carry a emotionally tortured lead characters. Pitt seems to summon more of a Giovanni Ribisi in "The Other Sister" (quietly endearing), than Jake Gyllenhaal in "Donnie Darko" (emotionally complex).

Without being to harsh, Paige Turco as the object of Chep's affections is a total casting zero. It's not terrible, but not memorable. Hopefully first time director Aaron Woodley will step back a bit from his attempts to be so "indie profound" in his next project.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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