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Obselidia (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 January 2010 (USA)
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George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.

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Diane Bell

Writer:

Diane Bell
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Michael Piccirilli ... George
Gaynor Howe ... Sophie
Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Lewis
Chris Byrne ... Mitch
Kim Beuché ... Jennifer (as Kim Beuche)
Michael Blackman Beck ... Paul
Linda Walton ... Linda
Grant Mathis Grant Mathis ... Monk
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George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.

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If the world is going to end tomorrow, how are you going to live today?

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Drama

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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22 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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2 nods For Independent Spirit Awards 2011. See more »

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Sophie: Do you think it's true?
George: What?
Sophie: That it's forgetting that saves us?
George: No. I think if we forget everything we lose who we are. Don't you?
Sophie: I think I'd prefer to forget.
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Quirky, intelligent, fulfilling
6 April 2012 | by sotan-1See all my reviews

This one is for people who both feel and think deeply. The writing is original, the acting is superb, the cinematography is virtuosic. That someone would think of writing and producing a film about a neurotic man who collects obsolete things which incorporates end-of-the-world discussion and Buddhist philosophy, then somehow imagining that people would want to watch it, is simply astounding. Even more astounding is that the movie is engrossing and not at all depressing - instead it is very much life affirming and a profound pleasure to watch. It moves slowly (a good thing) and it forgoes the typical Hollywood emotional overkill. One in a million!


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