A mind-bending thriller set in Portland, Oregon about an unspoken tragedy and its effects on a house, its temporary caretakers and the owners, a classical music critic and his wife on a recuperative trip to Italy.
When Sarah returns home in Oregon from a mental institution, her husband Alan, who is a critic of classical music, tells that they will travel to watch operas in Italy since he will write articles about them. Sarah does not want to travel but Alan introduces Kelly to her telling that she will be the caretaker of the house. When they leave the house, the small-time criminal Jesse, who is Kelly's boyfriend, unexpectedly arrives at the house. Then Kelly's brother Tim arrives to stay with his sister in the house. Kelly had a love affair with Alan and feels comfortable in the house. Meanwhile Jesse steals Alan's convertible to sell to a dealer but he sees the boy Adam alone in the supermarket and decides to bring him home to ransom him despite the protest of Kelly that seeks out his parents. Adam feels good in the house and soon they learn that the house is haunted but they surprisingly stay there. Meanwhile in Italy, secrets are disclosed about the past of Alan, Sarah and Adam and why ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Best know for his role as Walter White Jr. in 'Breaking Bad', 'House of Last Things' marks RJ Mitte's first role in a feature film. He drove from Los Angeles to the location in Portland, Oregon with his family and four pet dogs. See more »
(at around 1h 29 mins) You can see the thread across the phone that they used to make the golf ball roll off the dresser. See more »
A profound voyage
I saw "House of Last Things" at the Gerardmer French Film Festival for its last screening. It was a sincere, surreal and quite uncommon experience as if "The Shining" met "Twin Peaks". A deep voyage into the ways how a house (or other locations) can change the psyche of a human being. The cast (the main character really reminds me of Laura Palmer) succeeds in conveying a notion of change and exchange within/between characters little by little as the plot unveils itself through a mirror construction. Open your eyes and ears and let the music of both the director (with his flow of stunning images) and the composers take you through this voyage.
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