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Flirt (1995)

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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »

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Hal Hartley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Austin Paul Austin ... Men's Room Man #
Robert John Burke ... Men's Room Man # (as Robert Burke)
Martin Donovan ... Walter
Erica Gimpel ... Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
Michael Imperioli ... Michael
Holt McCallany ... Bartender
Lianna Pai ... Woman at Phone Booth
Harold Perrineau ... Men's Room Man # (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Parker Posey ... Emily
Bill Sage ... Bill
Patricia Scanlon ... Woman at Bar
Paul Schulze
Karen Sillas ... Doctor Clint (as Karen Silos)
Hannah Sullivan Hannah Sullivan ... Trish
José Zúñiga ... Cab Driver (as Jose Zuniga)
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Storyline

The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a "permanent" relationship, what do they choose to do? Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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New York, Berlin, Tokyo See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | Japan

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English | Japanese | German

Release Date:

7 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flirt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,040, 11 August 1996

Gross USA:

$263,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,192
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This started off as a 30 minute short which Hal Hartley shot in New York as he was preparing to make Amateur (1994). He was subsequently handed the money to expand his half hour featurette. See more »

Quotes

Trish: You are with a different girl every time I see you.
Bill: So? I'm lucky.
Trish: You're not lucky, Bill. You're loose.
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Connections

Referenced in In a Savage Land: Cast and Crew Interviews (2001) See more »

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Crashed Impalas
Written and performed by The Miss Alans
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New York's the Best
2 May 2003 | by helldriverSee all my reviews

Flirt being the fifth Hal Hartley-film I've seen it's also the one I appreciated the least.

You get to follow the same story in different places of the world (NY, Berlin, Tokyo) with different people.

Although the run time wasn't even one and a half hour it felt longer. It must depend on that Berlin and Tokyo didn't really pass my quality control. And that might depend on that the previous Hartley-films I've seen have really been great and that Flirt's NY-episode also was great. It would have worked better as a short film. All by itself. But then seeing almost exactly the same "short story" again only with a twist didn't appeal to me much I discovered later on.

If you like Hartley maybe you should see Flirt all because his trustful actors (Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Bill Sage, Michael Imperioli), his pretty unique way of making film and of course because of Ned Rifle's music.


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