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Shadows & Lies (2010)

William Vincent (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 25 April 2010 (USA)
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A man returns to New York after years in exile to save the girl he loves.

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Jay Anania

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Jay Anania
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... William Vincent
Julianne Nicholson ... Ann
Martin Donovan ... Victor
Josh Lucas ... Boss
Haskell King Haskell King ... Jason
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Rebecca (as Zoe Lister Jones)
Ty Anania Ty Anania ... Older Brother
Louis Anania Louis Anania ... Younger Brother
Norm Golden ... Jasper
Gibson Frazier ... Sitting Man
Emily Tremaine ... Cindy
Julienne Hanzelka Kim ... Juliette
Vince Jolivette ... Russell
John Tintori John Tintori ... Walking Man
Mick Casalle Mick Casalle ... Man with Cigarette
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The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Praise of Shadows See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Title Card: The iridescent lipstick of the Kyoto geisha when seen in the dim light of a candle... / Jun 'ichiro Tanizaki / 'In Praise of Shadows'
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This is for you only if you like to watch paint dry -- although that may be more exciting
14 September 2011 | by IlletsacSee all my reviews

This film is a tragedy in its truest sense: tragedy in dramaturgy is sometimes defined as "potential not realized". With this great cast and crew, this director & producers should be shot for making the film stock worth so much more before it was shot.

James Franco is too good an actor to be used, misused and abused in a film like this. His teacher should not have cashed the favor on this film.

The only thing that is more boring, than the boring life of the main character, is the film itself. Telling the story of a boring character does not have to be boring. This film does not know the difference.

The ultimate irony lies in the fact that Franco plays a "film editor" -- this film if edited correctly could perhaps make an interesting 15 minute thriller -- and I am being generous.


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