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Reality (2014)

Réalité (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

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Quentin Dupieux

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Quentin Dupieux
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Chabat ... Jason Tantra
Jonathan Lambert ... Bob Marshall
Élodie Bouchez ... Alice Tantra
Kyla Kenedy ... Reality
Jon Heder ... Dennis
Eric Wareheim ... Henri
John Glover ... Zog
Lola Delon Lola Delon ... Zog's Assistant
Matt Battaglia ... Mike
Susan Diol ... Gaby
Erik Passoja ... Billie
Jonathan Spencer ... Blue
Bambadjan Bamba ... Tony
Michel Hazanavicius ... Award Presenter
Roxane Mesquida ... Awards Hostess
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A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Diaphana Films [France]

Country:

France | Belgium | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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$423,619
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1.66 : 1
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Also, Zog's Assistent can be seen wearing a "Rubber 2" t-shirt while trying to film the girl falling asleep. See more »

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When Alain Chabat is going to his car to sleep, we can see him lower the seat and preparing his pillow, when he woke up from his dream, the seat is up and the pillow is not there anymore. See more »

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References Rubber (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Music with Changing Parts
Music by Philip Glass
(C) 1970 Dunvagen Music Publishers
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Absurdities in abundance, dividing us in lovers and haters of this film, exactly like earlier movies of this film maker
20 February 2015 | by JvH48See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Film Fest Ghent 2014, where it was part of the official Competition. Previously, I saw Rubber of the same film maker at the Imagine film festival 2011 in Amsterdam. I wrote a positive review at the time, accepting the fact that I was a minority. Most others could not appreciate the absurd undertone and the almost absent narrative.

Recalling my good memories in favor or Rubber, it may be possible that I had expected more of this successor. Nevertheless, it delivers an absurd story you'd expect from this film maker. Compared with Rubber there are less LOL (laughing out loud) moments, however. Instead, we can enjoy a humorous undertone all along the running time, while contradictions and absurdities come along in abundance.

It is no use to condense the story in a few lines, not even several paragraphs won't do, still without any chance of getting the absurd message(s) across. Brace yourself, and let this movie come over you. It may change your view on film and film making. On the other hand, I sincerely hope that we do not have to take this backstage view on the film industry seriously.

All in all, in spite of (or thanks to) all the controversies this film maker causes, I look forward to more products along the same line. His products are well made, and supported by good actors. That his narratives lack a logical story line, is more like a signature rather than a defect.


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