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Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. For Spencer, ... See full summary »

Director:

James Franco

Writers:

James Franco (screenplay), Spencer Reece (poem)
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Credited cast:
Charles Dance ... Ralph
John Kelly John Kelly ... Spencer
Vince Jolivette Vince Jolivette
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shandor Garrison Shandor Garrison ... Male Customer
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Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. For Spencer, every day is a sequence of mundane tasks and empty exchanges. He fits a customer, straightens a display, takes his usual break at his usual time. But all the while the presence of an aging gay colleague eats away at him. Watching this older man, with his affects and almost grotesque habits, Spencer becomes keenly aware of the future that awaits him. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2010 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

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Production Co:

RabbitBandini Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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