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Cold Souls.

Aug 06, 2009 @ 13:44

In response to shiny, bigger, better American consumerism comes Cold Souls, a metaphysical tragicomedy in which souls can be extracted and traded as commodities. Balancing on a tightrope between deadpan humor and pathos, and between reality and fantasy, the film presents Paul Giamatti as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of Uncle Vanya. Paralyzed with anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by deep-freezing souls. Giamatti enlists their services, intending to reinstate his soul once he survives the performance. But complications ensue when a mysterious, soul-trafficking "mule," transporting product to and from Russia, "borrows" Giamatti's stored soul for an ambitious, but unfortunately talentless, soap-opera actress. Rendered soulless, he is left with no choice but to follow the trail back to bleak St. Petersburg. He comes to value that happiness isn't merely the absence of pain, but the integration of the full range of emotion into life.Sophie Barthes's debut feature is strikingly original, not only for its haunting concept but for its poetic execution. Inspired production design and lyrical cinematography create a melancholic, heightened world. Perfectly cast, Giamatti and a gifted ensemble maneuver seamlessly through shifting ontological landscapes without ever betraying the surrealism. With this dazzling accomplishment, Barthes establishes herself as an auteur to reckon with.

RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2009

Looks good. I like Paul Giamatti.
Aug 17, 2009 @ 12:24
I was just able to get 4 movie tickets for this movie for the price of 2. had to pay service fees, but it's all good. it's threw a site called flicketz.com the movie is playing at the Sunshine Cinema on the lower east side. Hope it saves some people some cash on a decent looking movie.blushing
Aug 17, 2009 @ 19:46
Nioce! Good lookin outblushing

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Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:49
It sounds like a pretty neat movie. Paul Giamatti has been on the warpath promoting it on every late night show a couple weeks ago.
Aug 18, 2009 @ 12:43
Nioce! Good lookin outblushing

No problem, hope I help some people out. It's looks like a good movie. The poster is pretty sick.
Aug 22, 2009 @ 19:49
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