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Franklyn (2008)

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A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emilia / Sally
... Preest / David Esser
... Milo
... Peter Esser
... Dr. Earlle / Pastor Bone
... Wormsnakes / Wasnik
... Tarrant
... Margaret
... Dan
... Naomi
Helmut Christian Kirchmeier ... Street Preacher
Hilary Sesta ... Female Preacher
... Cleric 1
Janetta Morrow ... Guilty Woman
... Cleric 2
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Preest is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Esser is a broken man, searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London's homeless. Milo is a heartbroken thirty-something desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love. Emilia is a beautiful art student; her suicidal art projects are becoming increasingly more complex and deadly. Written by Anonymous

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The path of single bullet decides the fate of four lost souls. See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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27 February 2009 (UK)  »

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Франклин  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$75,225 (United Kingdom), 27 February 2009, Limited Release
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Initially, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and John Hurt were set to star, but the film's schedule was thrown when McGregor broke his leg in a biking accident and was forced to drop out. Eva Green remained the only member of the original cast. See more »

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The man talking to Milo in the room where the red haired woman disappeared to and another unseen character added some tiles to his original cross shaped design on the table. After Milo leaves the camera tilts down as the man writes into his notebook and the additional tiles are gone, reverting back to the cross shape. See more »

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Hospital Representative: Your daughter was killed playing in the street outside your house just two weeks before David came back from Iraq.
The Individual: What's Sarah got to do with it? Why are you talking about this?
Hospital Representative: We think it's key to David's condition. It was clear from his evaluation that he holds an individual responsible. Now, you wouldn't happen to know who that might be? You?
The Individual: G-d, maybe? It was G-d's will that Sarah was taken from us.
Hospital Representative: We spoke to Anne earlier today, Peter. She seemed to think that you were fairly convinced...
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Original and intriguing
16 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I've just come back from the premiere at the London film festival and I've thoroughly enjoyed, it but before I say anything, do not expect it to be "a mix between V for Vendetta and the Dark knight" which is a complete nonsense I read earlier, it's nothing like it.

In fact, the sci fi element is only a small (albeit crucial) part to the story, most of it taking place in present day London.

It's more of a psychological drama, a bit of a slow starter as well until all the pieces are put together and it starts making sense. To be honest the less you know about the story, the better otherwise it will ruin your enjoyment

The acting is excellent, I would say it really is Eva Green's movie, she shines throughout the movie with a rather difficult role and is absolutely beautiful. Sam Riley and Ryan Philippe are very good too although they have a little less material to play with.

I think it's going to be hard sell as it is unlike anything I have seen, and if they try to market it as an action/sci fi movie, it will be very misleading but I still definitely recommend it if you're looking for something a bit different.


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