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Signs & Wonders (2000)

Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.

Director:

Jonathan Nossiter

Writers:

James Lasdun (screenplay), James Lasdun (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Alec
Charlotte Rampling ... Marjorie
Deborah Kara Unger ... Katherine
Dimitris Katalifos ... Andreas
Ashley Remy Ashley Remy ... Siri
Dave Simonds ... Kent
Arto Apartian ... Police Interpreter
Alexandros Mylonas ... Police Captain
Dimitris Kaberidis ... Sotiris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Themis Bazaka
Michael Cook Michael Cook
Jake Crumbine ... Skier (as Jacob Crumbine)
Peggy Gennatiempo Peggy Gennatiempo
Steven Goldstein
Jeff Hennessy Jeff Hennessy ... Stunt Skiier
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Storyline

Alec Fenton, an American by adoption and his wife, Marjorie, an American of Greek origin, live with their two children in Athens. Both Alec's business life and his tender relationships with his daughter are guided by a playful but deeply felt need to interpret the smallest details of the world as significant. Under the influence of powerful signs and premonitions, Alec allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with a colleague, Katherine, eventually leaving his family and returning to America with his lover. Once there, however, the same belief system urges him back home for one final attempt to win back his family. But his new quest is endangered by the presence of a political activist, Andreas, in his family's life. Andreas becomes the victim of a series of incidents, each one more threatening than the last. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Drama

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Country:

France | Greece

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

29 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Isaretler ve mucizeler See more »

Filming Locations:

Stowe, Vermont, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,793, 11 February 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,842, 19 August 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Andreas: We know that if Americans offer you money, it means they must be ashamed of something.
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A quite trivial plot, but extraordinary actors (Deborah Ungers)and a surprising and innovative structure.
13 March 2000 | by Tom-191See all my reviews

Shot in DV the film shows the fascinating possibilities with the new small cameras: Special atmosphere (strange but realistic), permanent changes of perspectives, authentic locations.It will be worth to discuss now all the losts and founds of this new kind of filmmaking. Besides these esthetic questions, the narrative structure of this film becomes more and more fascinating if you don't give up the attention after the irritating impressions at the beginning. It is only another story of dissolving the family structures under certain circumstances, but Nossiter shows that this can still have real suspense and a cool and analytic story-telling. Deconstructing love and family values. Good film!


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