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Knight of Cups (2015)

R | | Drama, Romance | 4 March 2016 (USA)
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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

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Terrence Malick

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Terrence Malick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Rick
Cate Blanchett ... Nancy
Natalie Portman ... Elizabeth
Brian Dennehy ... Joseph
Antonio Banderas ... Tonio
Freida Pinto ... Helen
Wes Bentley ... Barry
Isabel Lucas ... Isabel
Teresa Palmer ... Karen
Imogen Poots ... Della
Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ... Christopher
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Fr. Zeitlinger
Cherry Jones ... Ruth
Patrick Whitesell ... Agent #1
Rick Hess Rick Hess ... Agent #2
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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

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Fragments of a melancholy soul loathing the L.A. vacant life. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some nudity, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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USA

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English | German | Spanish | Serbian

Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro de Copas See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,551, 6 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$558,402, 1 May 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Despite appearing in pretty much every scene, Christian Bale is almost never heard talking onscreen as most of his lines are spoken as a narrator. He is occasionally seen speaking but you can not hear his words as background music is playing. Only in a couple of scenes is he actually heard and seen onscreen at the same time. See more »

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Karen: No one cares about reality anymore.
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"For optimal sound reproduction, the producers of this film recommend that you play it loud." (In the opening credits.) See more »

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References The Newsroom (2012) See more »

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Patashnik
Composed by Geir Jenssen
Performed by Biosphere
Courtesy of Tough, by Arrangement with Seven Seas
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Over Half Century late than Fellini's 8 1/2 and
31 December 2015 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

more clueless, going-nowhere pretentious. Trying so hard to find some unnecessary answers with a film to play out meaninglessly by a guy who miraculously relocated or misplaced himself in lot of big-deal events or scenes, either looking up to the sky or jumped off from a pier into the sea for no obvious purpose but spur-of-the-moment childish behaviors, or entangled himself with some females in close contact, flesh against flesh, intimate but without profound romantic feelings at all, or woken by a sudden earthquake, moronically and aimlessly roamed around inside his room with bare feet littered with shattered glass, then when the aftershock tremors hit again, escaped downstairs, still without shoes, looked up to the sky, saw chopper passing, sirens....on and on, situated himself in desert, movie shooting locations, swimming pool, bed for no purpose. The old voice narration....then with some white hair guys mingled among younger ones....on and on, without any meaningful purpose. lot of wide angled nice scenes, sunsets.

The whole movie failed to provide the viewers with any obvious intention but hollow camera works. Trying so hard to look deep but ended up with a big NADA! A pathetic copycat tried so hard to look like the heir of Fellini and his 8 1/2 film but failed miserably except in colors and wide-angle lens. A total clueless waste of resources and viewers' time and eyesight.


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