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A Trip to Swadades (2008)

R | | Drama | 23 May 2008 (USA)
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Shot on black-and-white super-16mm, A Trip to Swadades tells the story of a 74-year-old ex-professor named Schweitzer Haas who, after many years of living away from Philadelphia, the city ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Kremer

Writer:

Daniel Kremer (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Swenson Robert Swenson ... Schweitzer Haas
Glenn Walsh Glenn Walsh ... Ezra Haas
Stephen Hatzai Stephen Hatzai ... Claude Schoonover
Kenneth McGregor Kenneth McGregor ... Doobie
Katya Quinn-Judge Katya Quinn-Judge ... Woman in the Dream
William Cully Allen William Cully Allen ... Grocer
Naoko Masuda Naoko Masuda ... The Strange Minstrel
Matthew Savoca Matthew Savoca ... Young Schweitzer
Gregory Lytle Gregory Lytle ... Young Ezra
Daniel Kremer Daniel Kremer ... Man Outside Shvitz
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Shot on black-and-white super-16mm, A Trip to Swadades tells the story of a 74-year-old ex-professor named Schweitzer Haas who, after many years of living away from Philadelphia, the city where he came of age, returns to visit his hermit brother Ezra who has perfected his freakish steel-trap memory. As a result, however, his apartment has become an unlivable and unsanitary place. He goes out to find some cleaning supplies, only to find himself lost in a city he no longer knows. By shear happenstance, he bumps into an old friend, a world-class cut-up, who takes him to a place of importance to their past. There, Schweitzer realizes he must reconcile with the brother he has not spoken to and has refused to understand for most of his life. Written by thustlebird

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The only thing he ever planned was how to get away, how to stay there...but never how to get back. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Daniel Kremer told actor Stephen Hatzai to base his performance of Claude Schoonover on the mannerisms of Sterling Hayden. See more »

Quotes

Schweitzer Haas: What time is it?
Claude Schoonover: It's half past a cow's ass.
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Crazy Credits

There is no orchestral score, just a man whistling a tune as the opening credits play over archive 8mm footage of the characters' past. See more »

Alternate Versions

There also exists a version running 49 minutes. The official festival length screener runs 65 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

This Heart of Mine
Performed by Fred Astaire
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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