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Quiet City (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 March 2007 (USA)
Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.

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Aaron Katz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erin Fisher Erin Fisher ... Jamie
Cris Lankenau ... Charlie
Sarah Hellman Sarah Hellman ... Robin
Joe Swanberg ... Adam
Tucker Stone Tucker Stone ... Kyle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liz Bender Liz Bender ... Liz
Karrie Crouse ... Karrie
Keegan DeWitt ... Keegan
Daryl Nuhn Daryl Nuhn ... Daryl
Michael Tully ... Michael
C. Mason Wells C. Mason Wells ... Chris
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Storyline

Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie tries calling, but Samantha's phone is dead. Jamie meets Charlie when she asks him for directions. Nothing to do and nothing but time leads them to bowls of coleslaw, footraces in the park, art shows, and after parties. Written by Aaron Katz

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade Tranquila See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,860, 2 September 2007

Gross USA:

$15,610

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,610
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The word "like" is spoken 310 times in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jamie: Who cuts your hair?
Charlie: Why, is it stupid?
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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Transatlantic
Written & Performed by The Ice Cream Floats
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A beautifully constructed gem.
23 February 2009 | by joshjemSee all my reviews

This film is one of the most beautiful and poignant that I've ever seen. I'm 23, and to finally see a film that accurately portrays the conversation, fears and apathy of 21st century post-uni lifestyle is absolutely liberating. There's a great essay with the DVD which points to Tzu and Cassavettes (sic.) as pioneers in this genre and influences which I'm sure are fair and true but it's not the cine-literate side of this film I love. It's the human side. The side where a simple silly dance between 4 people in a room is an expression of utter freedom. The side where a mere high five is f****** monumental. Conversations with strangers that go nowhere and do nothing and all the while the city is peaceful and contemplative. The trains keep going, the traffic lights keep changing.

Take a chance on this movie if your eyes and ears are open to a different perspective on twenty something life.


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