Apartment Zero

Apartment Zero

DVD - 2006
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When two roommates move in together, suspicion rises between the two as one may be crazy and the other a killer.
Publisher: [United States] : Union Station Media, [2006]
Edition: Special edition
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE APART
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (R)(approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Commentary from director, Martin Donovan; commentary with writer/producer David Koepp and Steven Soderbergh, fellow 1989 Sundance director on independent film in the 1980's
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
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mjcuaycong
Mar 18, 2012

Bizarre psychological thriller with a lot of dysfunctional personalities. A young Colin Firth does a great job in portraying the socially awkward, misanthropic cinema owner, whose only human tie is with his deranged mother who is in a geriatric home. Colin makes his character's loneliness and emotional vulnerability very tangible...making the final scenes all the more surprising. Jack Carney, played by Hart Bochner, is a seductive, elusive character reminiscent of The Crying Game. The lighting and cinematography adds to the drama. However, the film seemed to drag in the middle a bit and some of the connections didn't seem to fit, e.g. who was the older bald-headed guy Jack met with?
Other than seeing Colin Firth in one of his earlier roles, I don't think I would recommend this movie.

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Heyst
Aug 08, 2011

I loved Colin Firth in this movie--kind of spooky and sexy, then he never did another film remotely like this. I don't like costume dramas (Austen) or the other comedies he did, so my favorite actor was a one hit wonder. The timing of seeing this had alot to do with why I loved it. (2nd viewing I saw the flaws) There are lots of personal circumstances that have nothing to do with a film for why we love them. The oscar did vindicate my high expectations for his acting.

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rainbow_in_the_sky
Apr 04, 2011

Very complex movie.
Deals with dark history of Argentina, human connections, and surviving in crazy world.
The best about this movie is that marginal characters, even the killer, have both evil and human side.
Hart Bochner's performance is stellar.
Colin Firth could do better but his part is very very difficult, and he was about 27 y.o. when he did this movie.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Good movie to kill some time. well acted but not that well scripted.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane mothers room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. Jack Carney, the new roommate, appears normal enough at first but it soon becomes apparent that he is hiding something. As their friendship develops, Adrian suppresses his suspicions that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city. The other eccentric residents of the building begin to worry as Adrian shows increasing signs that his mothers insanity may be hereditary. The shocking climax of this twisted tale of deceit, perversion and murder reveals the darker side of the human psyche.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Jack Carney: [after breaking a dead woman's back] I should have been a chiropractor.

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