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Shadows & Lies (2010)

William Vincent (original title)
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A man returns to New York after years in exile to save the girl he loves.

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Jay Anania

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Jay Anania
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... William Vincent
Julianne Nicholson ... Ann
Martin Donovan ... Victor
Josh Lucas ... Boss
Haskell King Haskell King ... Jason
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Rebecca (as Zoe Lister Jones)
Ty Anania Ty Anania ... Older Brother
Louis Anania Louis Anania ... Younger Brother
Norm Golden ... Jasper
Gibson Frazier ... Sitting Man
Emily Tremaine ... Cindy
Julienne Hanzelka Kim ... Juliette
Vince Jolivette Vince Jolivette ... Russell
John Tintori John Tintori ... Walking Man
Mick Casalle Mick Casalle ... Man with Cigarette
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The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Praise of Shadows See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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2.35 : 1
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On the opening title card the word iridescent is misspelled with 2 Rs. See more »

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Title Card: The iridescent lipstick of the Kyoto geisha when seen in the dim light of a candle... / Jun 'ichiro Tanizaki / 'In Praise of Shadows'
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did this really get made? it's not even indie decent.
3 July 2011 | by manojswearingenSee all my reviews

OK this movie is SO slow, if you are making a noir, you must demand excellent writing and story, not some mash up half-done gangster plot. A mopey Franco , a lot of meaningless blank stares. don't attempt things with this bad effort. "you sound like you're in a movie" was used twice, Really? I thought Lucas was a good villain, and martin Donovan held there own, but the leads had no real chemistry. Franco wasn't pulling his weight, although not totally his fault given the substandard script.

If you're into a lot of good camera shots over accordion music with odd fragmented cutaways that lend little to pushing the story forward than the movie is for you.


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