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Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.

Director:

Guy Maddin

Writers:

George Toles (screenplay), Guy Maddin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... Ulysses Pick
Isabella Rossellini ... Hyacinth
Udo Kier ... Dr. Lemke
Louis Negin ... Calypso / Camille
Brooke Palsson ... Denny
David Alexander ... Manners (as David Wontner)
Kevin McDonald ... Ogilbe
Daniel Enright Daniel Enright ... Big Ed
Theodoros Zegeye-Gebrehiwot Theodoros Zegeye-Gebrehiwot ... Heatly
Brent Neale Brent Neale ... Denton
Olivia Rameau Olivia Rameau ... Rochelle
Claude Dorge ... Bellview
Jorge Requena Ramos Jorge Requena Ramos ... Frosty (as Jorge Requena)
Mike Bell Mike Bell ... Milo
Tattiawna Jones ... Lota
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Storyline

In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence tow­ing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journey­ing through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. His odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the strange nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family. Written by Distributor

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Taglines:

"I'm only a ghost...but a ghost isn't nothing".

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexuality, violent content and some language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziurka od klucza See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,884, 13 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,099, 17 June 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ulysses quotes the first line of this verse from one of Emily Brontë's Gondal poems:

"By dismal rites they win their bliss By penance, fasts, and fears - I have one rite - a gentle kiss One penance - tender tears." See more »

Quotes

Ulysses Pick: So many locked doors... and they all have to be opened.
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Connections

Features Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Nomen Oblitum (The Forgotten Name)
Composed by Jason Staczek
Performed by Jason Staczek, Martin Kuuskmann, Ela Lamblin and Elizabeth Ripley
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Manitobans Tax Money at Waste
1 November 2012 | by idrmrsrSee all my reviews

While I'm definitely a Maddin fan, make no mistake about that, and I recognize his hat tips to Lynch and Von Trier and Harmony Korine, and I love any movie with Udo Kier in it, clearly this is a take-the-tax-grant and run flick.

Meanwhile, I'm going to strip naked and go to the antique mall and make some foggy black and white videos for YouTube and see which government wants to bankroll me for more! The 3 rating is strictly for how well this stacks up with other Maddin predecessors. The uninitiated, unless chemically altered, would probably strain to give it a zero.

IMDb here is insisting I go on at length in my review. I'm so glad there is governmental support for the arts, but sometimes it's just a siphon into a drain somewhere. For once, I am going to call this out. I will have to do so extensively, or I won't pass muster for my review length.

I did think some of the bric-a-brac props in the movie were cool. I like to shop antique flea markets myself, and some of the stuff was really prize. OK, I think I have filled up the text buffer to this website's satisfaction.


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