Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New York diner. Their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood walks into the diner with an offer they can't refuse.
A documentary on Terry Gilliam with in-depth interviews with Gilliam conducted by Hadi Hajaig, focusing solely on the films: Jabberwocky, Time Bandits, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, The Fisher King and Tideland.
This is a film that was shown in London in 2003, as far as I know, only at Panton Street Odeon, which shows interesting films.
I only went to see it because a major paper had given it a positive, if not rave review as a debut feature. I think it's a solid film in the psychological horror mode, which is good for a debut. It has no real innovations or surprises except that it is crafted well.
What does stand out is some of the incidental humour, like in a scene where a car crashes, and yet when the man wearily gets out he finds somehow it is perfectly parked between two cars. The friend I went to see it with particularly appreciated this and still mentions it today.
Still, it is a film with scenes I can still vividly remember, so it must have something going for it.
Also, the director has a very exotic, Arab(?) name, and it is always good to see a film made by a director with such a name that is more David Cronenberg than about Palestine or something along that line.
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