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Posthumous (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 October 2014 (Germany)
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After false reports of his demise put him and his work on the map, an artist decides to continue the charade by posing as his own brother. Soon, a reporter enters his life and has a profound effect on him.

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Lulu Wang

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Lulu Wang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Brit Marling ... McKenzie Grain
Jack Huston ... Liam Price
Tom Schilling ... Ben
Lambert Wilson ... Daniel S. Volpe
Alexander Fehling ... Erik Alder
Nikolai Kinski ... Kaleb Moo
Anja Karmanski ... Galerist
Martin Stange ... Detective
Oleg Tikhomirov ... Waiter
Peer Martiny ... Curator 2
Viviane Bartsch Viviane Bartsch ... Hostess (as Vivian Daniel)
Joost Siedhoff Joost Siedhoff ... Landlord
Pamela Knaack Pamela Knaack ... Camille Seekamp
Harald Siebler ... Arman Rubell
Fabian Stumm Fabian Stumm ... Curator 1
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After false reports of his demise put him and his work on the map, an artist decides to continue the charade by posing as his own brother. Soon, a reporter enters his life and has a profound effect on him.

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It is impossible to see the Southern Cross constellation (Crux) in Europe. This asterism is the most familiar star pattern in southern hemisphere and you can only see it from northern hemisphere in tropical latitudes, near the horizon and in certain seasons of the year. (Scene where Liam looking the night sky from the bench). See more »

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McKenzie Grain: he's become more valuable. Everybody likes him.
Liam Price: I don't give a shit what everybody likes. It's not about being liked.it's about feeling something. Anything, our whole world has become so disconnected from any real emotion, we barely even communicate anymore.
Liam Price: We're just a bunch of liars, we lie to each other, we lie to ourselves. we don't say how we really feel, God forbid who we really are, because we're too bloody scared.
Liam Price: instead, we just try to be liked. it's terrible.
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Composed by Glenn Ruege
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Enjoyable Romantic Comedy
16 September 2016 | by olympicatorSee all my reviews

A disgruntled, unsuccessful artist named Liam Price half-destroys his own artwork one night in the basement of an art showroom, after seeing that a set of works by a lesser artist has been put on display instead of his own pieces. Liam walks home drunk, falls asleep in a tunnel, and his things are stolen by a look-alike hobo who then dies that night. Liam is presumed to be dead.

You can see where this is going. "Posthumous" is a predictable but cute movie, sort of like "Rocky" meets "Lust for Life." It has very little substance, but the actors are clearly enjoying themselves, and it is refreshing to see a movie that at least attempts to say something about art without brooding and displaying abject suffering for ninety minutes nonstop.

I say "attempts," because I think that in the long run the movie has nearly nothing to say about art. It is about a man who likes to express himself in art but is not sure if anyone is listening. He meets McKenzie Grain, a lovely and intelligent journalist (played by the wonderful Brit Marling), and finds that she is fascinated by the "dead" Liam's artwork; and so Liam poses as his own brother, telling journalist about himself and trying to describe how important it is to be true to oneself. He sees through her misplaced ambitions about being a reporter; and she begins to see through his supposed indifference to the world.

This movie takes place in Berlin; but I did not get a strong sense of setting. One of the first ideas put forth in this movie is an environmental issue, that of "the bees." Bees are dying, and this is a bad thing because we depend upon bees to pollinate our food supply. This is brought up perhaps one more time in the entire movie. What is the relevance? Is Liam trying to illustrate to us, through his art, that we need to allow things to "pollinate" our world? That we must accept and embrace the little things in life, so that we can grow and prosper? This is a movie about being in the right place at the right time, and being able to accept the struggle and bleakness and death around you, because those terrible things are what make us who we are. I think the art of this movie could have played a larger role to display that idea; but the relationship of Liam and McKenzie manages to illustrate that premise in a way that is charming and touching.


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