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Frank & Lola (2016)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

Director:

Matthew Ross

Writer:

Matthew Ross
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Michael Shannon ... Frank
Imogen Poots ... Lola
Justin Long ... Keith Winkelman
Rosanna Arquette ... Patricia
Michael Nyqvist ... Alan Larsson
Suteara Vaughn ... Sage
Alex Lombard ... Carol
Emmanuelle Devos ... Claire
Dorcas Coppin ... Ricard's Daughter
Amy Argyle ... Rachel (as Amy Lawhorn)
David Atrakchi ... Charles
Stella Schnabel Stella Schnabel ... Hazel
Laine Rettmer ... Françoise
Maynor Alvarado ... Luis
Joel Virgel ... Hercule
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A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

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Love Obsession Betrayal Revenge


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Франк & Лола See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Director Matthew Ross had been trying to make this film for ten years prior to its release in 2016. Imogen Poots (Lola) admitted that his dedication attracted her to the project and it was a large deciding factor in her signing on. See more »

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Frank cuts his right hand in the kitchen, then when he is shown in the shower it's his left hand, and then in the next shot on the phone it's his right hand that is cut. In fact, the shower shot is seen through a mirror, so it is always his right hand the one he accidentally cut. See more »

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Written by Bill Connor
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Frank & Lola (2016)
20 June 2017 | by rockman182See all my reviews

I've heard of this film but never decided to check it out. Now that I sometimes go the library (who even does this?) to rent movies I saw it and picked it up. The first intriguing thing about this film were all the very positive reviews for the director, the cast, the style and the deliver of the plot. I don't see Imogen Poots in many things but there is definitely talent there. Don't get me started on Michael Shannon. He blows you away in Take Shelter, and did a fantastic job on Boardwalk Empire. The pairing seemed a little odd at first but you soon realize how greatly they are able to complement each other.

This film is about a jealous and possessive man and a damaged and lonely girl who fall for each other and their oft volatile relationship when its being tested. Frank (Shannon) starts suspecting Lola of an affair and it starts to consume him, while Lola (Poots) tries to cover what she's doing by not being straight up with Frank. Problems ensue, and we are in for a pretty riveting time. I'm not going to praise Shannon anymore but I do have to say he is great in a inquisitive and jealous lover role. Lies are exposed and you can't help but feel a connection with both leads despite their very overt flaws.

Director Matthew Ross is clearly influenced by a few directors works and it shows. I got a few Brian De Palma and Hitchcock feels although many others would probably claim different influences. The films is slightly erotic, moody, and makes you question what the truth is. Ross never really outwardly lays the plot in front of you and let it marinate. Each minute that goes by you can't help but second guess what you previously thought.

Its a really promising debut for someone that I've previously never heard of. The film is quite short but a satisfying portrayal of a relationship that is marred by jealousy, paranoia, and angst. It's not exactly what I expected but I did really enjoy this outlook. Relationships are not always easy peasy and sometimes its nice to get a take of a film that revolves around sex and the possibility of cheating, Seek this one out and watch it, its worth your time.

7.5/10


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