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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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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 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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Release Date:

27 September 2007 (Portugal) See more »

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Fej Grim See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,817, 20 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$126,242, 10 June 2007
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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Classic Hartley -- Posey shines.
6 June 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

I'm an admirer of Hal Hartley's films, especially 1997's "Henry Fool." "Fay Grim" is a sequel to that film, and has a similar style and sense of humor. The plot, however, is completely different. Fay Grim (played brilliantly by the iconic Parker Posey) tries to track down her missing husband's notebooks, and finds herself amid conspiracies and espionage. The supporting cast (most of the folks from the first film as well as Jeff Goldblum, Saffron Burrows, and a much-welcomed return from 90s indie-darling Elina Lowensohn) is excellent and the film has lots of surprises. The director claims this is part of a "Star Wars"-like trilogy, serving as the "Empire Strikes Back" of the series If this is true, I can't wait to see the third installment! I just hope I don't have to wait 10 more years for it.


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