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HE WAS A QUIET MAN (2007)

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"He Was a Quiet Man casts its own perversely funny spell thanks in large part to Slater, whose wonderfully shifty, beaten-down performance is easily his best in the 17 years." LA Weekly “An excellent, unpredictable and often extremely witty film… Slater is superb” Screen International “Visually arresting, structurally inventive and entirely unpredictable, the film plays like the bastard child of 'Fight Club', 'Brazil' and 'Amelie', and has the potential to be a genuine cult hit if it gets the international release it so obviously deserves.” Time Out London "Audacious... Slater [delivers an] implosive, fearlessly self-effacing performance." Variety


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Catalogue No. ACC0097
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000974
DVD Release Date 16 Oct 2008
Director Frank A Cappello
Producer Michael Leahy
Cast Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, William H Macy
Genre Comedy Drama
Rating MA 15+ (Sexual references, themes and coarse language)
Run Time 95 minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1
Language English
Special Features Theatrical Trailer
Quotes "He Was a Quiet Man casts its own perversely funny spell thanks in large part to Slater, whose wonderfully shifty, beaten-down performance is easily his best in the 17 years." LA Weekly “An excellent, unpredictable and often extremely witty film… Slater is superb” Screen International “Visually arresting, structurally inventive and entirely unpredictable, the film plays like the bastard child of 'Fight Club', 'Brazil' and 'Amelie', and has the potential to be a genuine cult hit if it gets the international release it so obviously deserves.” Time Out London "Audacious... Slater [delivers an] implosive, fearlessly self-effacing performance." Variety
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Synopsis
Bob Maconel (Christian Slater), is having a bad day. Mentally unstable, toiling away in a lonely cubicle, constantly disrespected by his superiors, he dreams of murdering his co-workers. Beaten to the punch by a fellow office nut, Bob kills him in defense and becomes a hero. Promoted by his boss (William H. Macy) to suspicious vocational heights, Bob must deal with Vanessa (Elisha Cuthbert), his workplace fancy, now suicidal and paralyzed by the shooting.

From potential killer to inadvertent hero, Bob saves Vanessa only to have her ask him to kill her.  In a tour-de-force performance by Christian Slater in what many critics claim is his greatest role ever, HE WAS A QUIET MAN is totally unpredictable and entirely original in its depiction of a modern man driven to the edge in today’s complex, high-pressured society.
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