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The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 10 January 2014 (USA)
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A troubled girl becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother.

Writers:

Francesca Gregorini (screenplay), Sarah Thorp (story) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaya Scodelario ... Emanuel
Jessica Biel ... Linda
Frances O'Connor ... Janice
Aneurin Barnard ... Claude
Sam Jaeger ... Thomas
Jimmi Simpson ... Arthur
Alfred Molina ... Dennis
Gabriela Dias ... Emanuel's Mother
Spencer Garrett ... Officer Ted
Wolf Fleetwood-Ross ... Clerk (as Wolf Ross)
Russell Steinberg ... Ticket Collector
Anne Ramsay ... Female Customer
Jonathan Schmock ... Sam
Wil Philip ... Man on Train
Charlie Baver Charlie Baver ... Baby
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Storyline

A troubled girl (Emanuel) becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Linda), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to baby-sit Linda's newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. Written by Francesca Gregorini

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Linda gives Emanuel a blouse to wear on her date, she tells her that she wore this on her first date with Chloe's father, although the price tag appears clearly as she holds the blouse. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emanuel: My name is Emanuel. I'm 17 years old and I killed my mother. I had her sliced open, like a goat for the slaughter, to get me pulled out. As she bled, the doctor pushed air into my lungs and pressed his hands repeatedly onto my chest, with the same rhythmic, repetitive motion that he used to jerk himself off that very morning. It worked. He came and I came. Back to life.
Emanuel: The fact that my mother lost her life for this - for me - is probably just a side note. The cost of doing business...
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On Powdered Ground
Written by Agnes Obel
Performed by Agnes Obel
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Very solid drama!
29 January 2014 | by petarmaticSee all my reviews

First about acting. Acting is outstanding in this film! Alfred Molina is one fantastic actor. It is not that I am underestimating other actors, but I like him, I always did. Other actors are outstanding too, no wonder this film picked up few awards.

I do not have to mention cinematography, it is outstanding too. It also picked up few awards, it deserved it!

As far as the plot goes I was not too impressed, but it is a story of life, and as it told, it makes perfect sense. Two women bonding together, to overcome issues from the past. Hmm. Two mentally ill women bonding together. And the water. What the hell is the water all about? So plot is not as outstanding as acting and cinematography.

I would declare this film is for the women.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,404
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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