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Scenes from the Suburbs (2011)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Music | March 2011 (USA)
A resident of a suburban dystopia tries to reassemble his fragmented memories of life as a teen.


Spike Jonze
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Dillon ... Kyle
Paul Pluymen Paul Pluymen ... Winter
Zoe Graham ... Zoe
Ashlin Williamson Ashlin Williamson ... Paulo
Zeke Jarmon Zeke Jarmon ... Zeke
Win Butler ... Crossvine Cop 1, Soldier 2
Sarah Neufeld Sarah Neufeld ... Crossvine Cop 2
Sienna Blaw Sienna Blaw ... Sienna
Richard Reed Parry Richard Reed Parry ... Kyle's boss
Daidy Hurst Daidy Hurst ... Baby
Zoe Honeybloom Zoe Honeybloom ... Baby
Shannon Honeybloom Shannon Honeybloom ... Vicky
Will Buchanan Will Buchanan ... Border Cop, Soldier 3 (as William Buchanan)
Justin Arnold ... Terrance
Régine Chassagne Régine Chassagne ... Suburban mom / Mrs. Mochapaldi


Directed by Spike Jonze, Scenes from the Suburbs is a half-hour short film inspired by Arcade Fire's Grammy(r) award-winning album The Suburbs. Hailed as "absolutely f--king gorgeous" by INDIEWIRE at its U.S. premiere at 2011's SXSW festival, this collaborative effort between Spike and the band is a part of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs Deluxe release. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama | Music


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Crossvine Cop, Soldier: What are you kids up to?
Kyle: Nothing. Just a little up dog.
Crossvine Cop, Soldier: What's up dog?
Kyle: Nothing much. You?
Crossvine Cop, Soldier: You're under arrest. Take it easy.
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An Unparalleled Personal Cinematic Experience
10 May 2016 | by dinonicoSee all my reviews

Ever so rarely are we given the opportunity to experience with our own eyes something possessing true beauty and wonder. Scenes From the Suburbs is exactly that, but also so much more.

For a world craving sentimentalism as our own it's becoming increasingly complicated to experience events that touch us on the most personal level, mostly because films and other art forms are more and more built to be enjoyed by all, leaving behind those experiments that are minimalist in scale but truly grand in feeling. Spike Jonze sees this trend and seeks to provide us with something beautiful, something more than just a film or even an experience. He gives us, together with the ever so fantastic Arcade Fire, a short but powerful moment of indescribable emotions and nuanced conceptions of nostalgia, war, growth, friendship and the world.

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2.35 : 1
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