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LOVE (2005)

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"A multi-perspectival film vastly superior to CRASH, this dynamic thriller Love reinvigorates a stale cinematic format and imparts a compelling message all without a single head-on collision." Village Voice "The finale - a shootout in a church - seems inspired by Hong Kong filmmakers like John Woo and Ringo Lam." New York Post "The action is compelling, the film good looking, the acting first rate and the circumstances -- people from neglected nations in an alienating if not hostile urban landscape -- is moving." Variety


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Catalogue No. ACC0054
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723000547
DVD Release Date 13 Jun 2007
Director Vladan Nikolic
Producer Christoph Thoke
Cast Sergi Trifunovic, Geno Lechner, Peter Gevisser
Genre Thriller
Rating MA15+ (Strong voilence)
Run Time 90 min
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
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Quotes "A multi-perspectival film vastly superior to CRASH, this dynamic thriller Love reinvigorates a stale cinematic format and imparts a compelling message all without a single head-on collision." Village Voice "The finale - a shootout in a church - seems inspired by Hong Kong filmmakers like John Woo and Ringo Lam." New York Post "The action is compelling, the film good looking, the acting first rate and the circumstances -- people from neglected nations in an alienating if not hostile urban landscape -- is moving." Variety
Awards Best Film - Young Jury Awards 2006 Digital Barcelona Film Festival; Best Director - Golden Reel Awards; 2006 Tiburon Int'l Film Festival; 2006 Official Selection Venice Film Festival; 2006 Official Selection New York Film Festival

Synopsis
Set in New York City, among stranded characters from all over the world, LOVE is a cool and mysterious suspenseful thriller that explores the characters' stories from their different points of view. Through their subjective realities, the film reconstructs their conflicts, and the drama and action that stem from it.

An absurd coincidence intertwines the lives of a Yugoslav hit-man, his former wife, with whom he is obsessively in love with, and her boyfriend - a New York cop whose father was a criminal.

Uncle Vanya, as is his code name, grew up as an orphan in Bosnia. He didn't know his parents, so he didn't know if was Serb, Croat or Muslim. A victim of his circumstances and his past in war-torn Bosnia, he became a hit-man against his own will. He constantly wants to quit but can't, because he is blackmailed by his boss - a burnt-out former covert operations agent.

Vanya's supposedly last job is a money for drugs exchange in a hotel, where everything goes wrong. Vanya takes a hostage - only it turns out the hostage is his former wife, Anna. Her boyfriend - the cop Dirk Malloy - gets on their trail, as well as Vanya's boss and two of his inept thugs -  illegal immigrants from Lebanon and Italy.

All of these characters do what they do out of or for love - or what they believe to be love.  Through a series of confrontations, their lives and relationships unravel. For some, the end is the beginning, for others it is a different story.
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