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Directed by Hal Hartley

United States 1994 105 mins. In English

Hartley’s neo-noir is a languid, at times claustrophobic work in which an amnesiac with a checkered past (Martin Donovan), the woman he lured into pornography (Elina Löwensohn), and an ex-nun (Isabelle Huppert) band together against a shadowy underworld boss.

35mm print from the Chicago Film Society.

Genres: Drama



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