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The Sublet (2008)

WALTER is lonely. He is 71 and has no friends. He lives in a small apartment in Upper West Side in Manhattan and every morning he goes through the same monotonous routine: pills, fiber, ... See full summary »

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Georgiana Nestor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Hendricks Simon ... Walter
Tiffany Lee Tiffany Lee ... Maggie
Ross Pivec Ross Pivec ... Hit Man
Doris Dunigan Doris Dunigan ... Maggie's Mother
Dan Simon Dan Simon ... Maggie's Friend (as Daniel Hendricks Simon)
Anthony Carpinelli Anthony Carpinelli ... Target
Amanda Lippert Amanda Lippert ... Goth Girl
Motoki Kobayashi Motoki Kobayashi ... Japanese Visitor
Michael Jared Thomas Michael Jared Thomas ... Gay Man 1
Peter Schmitz Peter Schmitz ... Gay Man 2
Joiee Thorpe Joiee Thorpe ... Porn Star
Christopher Ryan Renni-Calliope Christopher Ryan Renni-Calliope ... Frits Byron (as Christopher Calliope)
Clay Drinko Clay Drinko ... Punk Rocker 1
Jeff Essex ... Lawyer
Brie Walker Brie Walker ... Little Girl
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WALTER is lonely. He is 71 and has no friends. He lives in a small apartment in Upper West Side in Manhattan and every morning he goes through the same monotonous routine: pills, fiber, canned food, cleaning, TV and the book with all his expenses. His apartment is very quiet until today when his phone rings, which really surprises him. It's a wrong number, someone was looking for a sublet. However, it gives him an idea, a fake ad. Written by Georgiana Nestor

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3 characters' comedic collision, roller coaster adventure only in NYC See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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No Logik Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Music composed by Brian Feinstein
Lyrics by Robin Moyer Chung
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warm quiet comedy
14 July 2008 | by clark_kent_10See all my reviews

this is a character-driven comedy; featuring several little scenes of cats, assorted quick scenes of "urban stereotype" ethnic and lifestyle people, an old man and a young girl- and an assassin.

The old man, Walter, has a routine solitary New York City life, and when his little-used rotary dial telephone rings one day with a wrong number, it sparks in him an idea to spice up his life temporarily. Through his idea, which gallops along hilariously, comes the other two main characters- Maggie, the young girl from suburbia ("Poughkeepsie") and the assassin. With much of the film being comedy, the hit man provides an element of tension in the film, ably supported by the background score, and the development of the characters of the old man and the young girl are very well written and realistic. The ending leaves the viewer with a little ambiguity and either a happy ending or sad- depending on your interpretation.

This the Romanian-born director's first feature length film- she co-wrote it, edited- no film school background, she just has an ear and an eye and a talent, and picked exactly the right actors for this easy to watch comedy.


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