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Things I Don't Understand (2012)

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Grad student dealing with eviction in Brooklyn forms a cathartic relationship with a local bartender hiding his own secrets and a terminally ill hospice patient she's interviewing for her thesis on what happens after we die.

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David Spaltro

Writer:

David Spaltro
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Cast

Credited cast:
Molly Ryman ... Violet Kubelick
Aaron Mathias Aaron Mathias ... Parker McNeil
Grace Folsom ... Sara Lowe
Lisa Eichhorn ... Dr. Anne Blankenship
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anita Anthonj Anita Anthonj ... N.D.E.
Rachel Axelrod ... HR Lady
Paige Lindsay Betts Paige Lindsay Betts ... NDE #2
Leanne Melissa Bishop ... Lola
Mike Britt ... Big Felix
Lowell Byers ... Sloss the Lawyer
Dina Cataldi ... Ingrid
Louis Ozawa Changchien ... Tao
Bryan Dechart ... Dan
Hugo Dillon ... Remy
Yvette Falke Yvette Falke ... Remy's Mother
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The story follows Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences and her recent withdrawn, closed-off behavior after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt. She and her two artist-roommates are forced by financial matters to finally confront their fears and step out of the protective bubble they've created for themselves in their Brooklyn loft while Violet herself forms a cathartic relationship with a young, terminally ill girl in a hospice she is interviewing for her thesis. A story of changing, relationships, love, life and what comes after we die Written by David Spaltro

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Forget everything you KNOW... and have FAITH

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Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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1 July 2012 | by writa1See all my reviews

Many if not most young indie directors are self-indulgent and self-absorbed. Their films are all about them rather than focusing outward, on something that might actually pique the interest of a paying audience. That's why I was so impressed with Things I Don't Understand. In many ways, its themes are universal. Alienation. Relationships. Questions about the afterlife.

David Spaltro directs with a sure hand of someone with far more experience. The camera work, the editing, the casting far exceeds in quality the paltry budget he apparently had to work with. Take a look and mark his name down. What I tell you now is the cinematic equivalent of my telling you about Apple at $6 a share. You're welcome.


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