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Fay Grim (2006)

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A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...

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Hal Hartley

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Hal Hartley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Fay Grim
D.J. Mendel ... Father Lang (as DJ Mendel)
Liam Aiken ... Ned Grim
Megan Gay ... Principal
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Milla
Chuck Montgomery ... Angus James
James Urbaniak ... Simon Grim
John Keogh ... Prosecutor
Claudia Michelsen ... Judge
Jeff Goldblum ... Agent Fulbright
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Carl Fogg
J.E. Heys J.E. Heys ... Herzog
Aminata Seck Aminata Seck ... Woman Visitor at Prison
David Scheller David Scheller ... Convict Husband
Aoibheann O'Hara ... ER Nurse
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A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...

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Featuring the continuing adventures of Henry Fool


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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 September 2007 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Fej Grim See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,817, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$126,714

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,067
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fay Grim was shot almost exclusively using Dutch angles (tilting the camera off to the side). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Father Lang: Fay? You OK?
Fay Grim: I'm afraid.
Father Lang: Why? Has something happened?
Fay Grim: I'm afraid for my son... He's fourteen.
Father Lang: Boys have been known to survive that, Fay.
Fay Grim: I'm afraid he'll grow up to be... well, like his father.
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Who would have ever thought that "Henry Fool" could have a sequel?
15 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

When I started watching "Fay Grim", I had no idea that it was a sequel to "Henry Fool". Now, the latter was not a movie that I envisioned as having a sequel. But one has arrived, and it's quite good. I assume that you've seen the original, so I won't explain it. This one starts with Fay (Parker Posey) living with her son whom she had with deadbeat Henry (Thomas Jay Ryan). Simon (James Urbaniak) is still in jail. One day, the son gets expelled for bringing a pornographic toy to school. But this is no ordinary toy. It holds a secret that explains much of what happened in the first movie. And this secret delves deeper into geopolitics than "Syriana".

I must say that I'm quite impressed with what Hal Hartley has accomplished here. Maybe this one doesn't quite reach the original's quality, but it certainly takes a good look at what's going on in the world. And the end leaves open the possibility for another sequel.

Also starring Jeff Goldblum.


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