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Charlie Countryman (2013)

The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (original title)
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Charlie Countryman is a movie starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, and Mads Mikkelsen. While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Countryman
... Gabi Ibanescu
... Nigel
... Darko
... Karl
... Luc
... Victor Ibanescu
... Bill
... Kate
... Bela
... Ashley
... Ted
... Felicity
... Taxi Driver
Bogdan Farkas ... Hostel Clerk (as Bodgan Farcas)
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While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

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The only way to save the one you love, is to die


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Rated R for some brutal violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity, and drug use. | See all certifications »

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13 September 2013 (Norway)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,973, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,973, 15 November 2013
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The cab driver calls Charlie Countryman, "Robert Redford". Shia starred alongside Redford in The Company You Keep (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Charlie Countryman is running back to his hostel after Gabi Ibanescu tells him she'll kiss him if he finds her tomorrow, Charlie runs without his shoes and socks on after he removed them to show Gabi a ballet move. But when he is hit by the car he has his shoes and socks back on. See more »

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Darko: [Angry at Karl for misspelling his name] My name is Darko. Darko.
[Brings out a pen]
Darko: And maybe if I put this pen right into your asshole, then write my name inside, you will remember?
Darko: [Luc chuckles nervously] Something is funny?
Luc: [Looks at everyone, very nervously] Yeah. What you just said with the pen-in-the-asshole thing. I mean you can't actually write inside someone's asshole.
Karl: It wouldn't actually help me remember.
Luc: How can you read inside your own asshole?
Karl: You wouldn't be able to read it.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.12 (2013) See more »

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Doina Ciorba
Written by Sandu Ciorba
Performed by Tony Gatlif
Courtesy of naïve Records
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Live action graphic novel
2 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

At the end of this movie my reaction was - 'WTF ! !' - I had no idea what to make of this story. It was just stupid ... I was as lost at what to make of it as Charlie was in seeking love and purpose. But the movie had one thing very important going for it, it kept my attention and I wanted to know just what was the fate of Charlie Countryman.

Then it occurred to me that this movie is just like a graphic novel ! The scenes, the pace of the story, the action, the dialog, the exaggerated faces of the central characters, Gabi's overly done makeup, Charlie's perpetual innocent expression and unending energy, the spooky ugliness of Nigel, the demon like Darko and the anger displayed by Victor. All these characterizations can be found in action packed romantic graphic novels. Once I considered the movie in this context, suddenly everything made sense and I'm now crazy for this flick.

I have no idea if this was Fredrik Bond's intention - but it works for me! It's beautifully photographed, loaded with wonderful characters, dialog is fantastic, and every scene is its' own art. It's a must see for cinema fans!


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