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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

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David Spaltro
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Credited cast:
Molly Ryman ... Violet Kubelick
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 ... NDE #2
Leanne Melissa Bishop ... Lola
Mike Britt ... Big Felix
Lowell Byers Lowell Byers ... Sloss the Lawyer
Dina Cataldi ... Ingrid
Bryan Dechart ... Dan
Hugo Dillon ... Remy
Yvette Falke Yvette Falke ... Remy's Mother
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The story follows Violet Kubelick, a brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences and her recent withdrawn, closed-off behavior after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt.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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Do yourself a favor-see this film!
18 November 2012 | by tatyanakotSee all my reviews

Things I Don't Understand is a ballad, and a sonnet and a tale. Of being an outsider and belonging. Of baggage and moving on. Of family. It it about things to be understood not by the mind, but the heart.

Molly Ryman plays Violet Kubelick as a powerhouse female heroine: rebellious, complex and fragile.Aaron Mathias is a perfect tall, dark(inside) and handsome with depth. The supporting cast of Grace Folsom, Lisa Eichhon, Hugo Dillon, Melissa Hampton, Vanessa Altshuler, Nabil Vinas and others create unforgettable characters, while stealing scenes at times. In fact,all roles shine regardless the size.

Gus Sack's camera work is exquisite. David Spalto's witty and inspired writing creates a Pollack-kind of experience when all the little brushes of stories become one canvas- inspired, human,hopeful...


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English

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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