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Erosion (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 20 June 2005 (USA)
In Los Angeles, Irene works at an advertising agency and lives a boring, loveless and sexually unsatisfying marriage with her husband Carl. When she meets the mysterious stranger Gabe, they... See full summary »

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Ann Lu

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Ann Lu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuel Xuereb ... Gabe
Charis Michelsen ... Irene
Lee Holmes Lee Holmes ... Carl
Oz Perkins ... Steve
Cindy Lou Adkins Cindy Lou Adkins ... Valerie
Jenya Lano ... Sally
David Starzyk ... Jim Lernard
Jhonny Roxx Hollywood Jhonny Roxx Hollywood ... Carlos (as Johnatan Rosario)
Jenn Fong Jenn Fong ... Cindy
Junichi Suzuki Junichi Suzuki ... Japanese Karaoke Man
Laurie Wagner Laurie Wagner ... Gloria
Katie Cerio Katie Cerio ... Gabe's Wife (voice)
Shawna Casey Shawna Casey ... Motel Lounge Waitress
Lori Petro Lori Petro ... Club Waitress
Kathleen Gati ... Ms. Spelling
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In Los Angeles, Irene works at an advertising agency and lives a boring, loveless and sexually unsatisfying marriage with her husband Carl. When she meets the mysterious stranger Gabe, they have an erotic love affair breaking into houses of strangers and stealing their lives for a moment. Both are trying to escape from their pasts with a game that pushes them to the limit of their relationship. But reality is there and can not be forgotten. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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An intriguing film for the intellectuals.
1 August 2005 | by ajclearySee all my reviews

If you don't like to be spoon fed a story and instead, enjoy piecing the story together yourself, you will take great pleasure in a film like EROSION.

I saw the film at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. It opens in the middle of the story without the traditional set up. It threw me off a little at first because I didn't know anything about the characters or their conflicts or relationships. Nevertheless, after about 10 minutes, I realized why the story was told this way. Without an upfront setup, I as an audience really got to use my instinct to follow the characters, to feel their pleasure and pain, and to experience what they're going through, without passing on judgments, making assumptions, or knowing where I'm going as a participant. My favorite scene is the costume shop scene where Gabe, the lead character, delivers his monologue on his philosophy of life and the rules of Erosion. That's when I really felt the emotional connection with the character and started to really appreciate the director's choice of storytelling.

This film demands the audience's full attention, as well as participation. If you invest enough of your time and attention following the story, the reward is definitely memorable.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desejo Selvagem See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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