Apartment Zero

Apartment Zero

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Director: Martin Donovan

Cast: Colin Firth, Hart Bochner, Dora Bryan

     
 

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A withdrawn Beunos Aries movie buff develops an unusually charged relationship with his new roommate in this off-beat psychological thriller. Reclusive and demanding, movie theater owner Adrian LeDuc is none too happy when circumstances force him to share his apartment. His outlook begins to shift, however, when he meets Jack Carney, a confident charmer with movie…  See more details below

Overview

A withdrawn Beunos Aries movie buff develops an unusually charged relationship with his new roommate in this off-beat psychological thriller. Reclusive and demanding, movie theater owner Adrian LeDuc is none too happy when circumstances force him to share his apartment. His outlook begins to shift, however, when he meets Jack Carney, a confident charmer with movie star looks. Adrian is both strangely attracted to and resentful of Jack, and the two form a sometimes awkward, often unspoken bond. This connection is challenged, however, when it is revealed that Jack may be hiding a horrible secret in regards to his enigmatic past. While it always remains grounded in the dynamics of the roommate's relationship, the film expands to encompass much more, from an implicit critique of obsessive movie fandom to a look at the bloody politics of the Argentinean military regime. Ultimately, however, the film is primarily concerned with creating a mood of slowly building suspense mixed with a streak of black humor, which becomes more pronounced as the film approaches its violent climax.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2007
UPC:
0013137210396
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:04:00

Special Features

Newly digitally remastered version from the theatrical edit with enhanced 5.1; Commentary from director, Martin Donovan; Commentary with writer/producer David Koepp and Steven Soderbergh, fellow 1989 Sundance director ob independent film in the 1980's

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Firth Adrian LeDuc
Hart Bochner Jack Carney
Dora Bryan Margaret McKinney
Liz Smith Mary Louise McKinney
Fabrizio Bentivoglio Carlos Sanchez-Verne
Cipe Lincovsky Mrs. Treniev
James Telfer Vanessa
Mirella D'Angelo Laura Werpachowsky
Juan Vitali Alberto Werpachowsky
Francesca D'Aloja Claudia
Miguel Ligero Mr. Palma
Elvia Andreoli Adrian's Mother
Marikena Monti Tango Singer
Robert Baldi Political Group in Cinema
Federico D'Elia Boy in Cafe
Sebastian de Nico Political Group in Cinema
Raul Florido Jack's Argentine Contact
Nicolas Pereyra Doctor at Instititution
Claudia Rosenblat Nurse
Luis Romero Projectionist
Oca Spirito 1st Woman in Cinema
Micky Chapman 2nd Woman in Cinema
Sandra Calderon 2nd Nurse
Max Berliner Prospective Tenant
Mane Arauz Prospective Tenant
Maria Jose Catino Prospective Tenant
Debora Bianco Girl in Cafe
Rosario Varela Girl with Carlos at Tango
Veronica Gambini Girl with Carlos in Building
Claudio Ciacci Young Man in Cinema
Gabriel Posniak Dead Man
Guillermo Willart 1st Paramedic
Javier Balina 2nd Paramedic
Darwin Sanchez Police Inspector
Daniel Queirolo Young Cop
Miguel Angel Porro Taxi Driver
Ezequiel Donovan Foreign Element
Eduardo Peralta Ramos Foreign Element
John Kamps Foreign Element
Goran Johansson Foreign Element
Lisanne Cole Political Group in Cinema
German Palacios Political Group in Cinema
Horacio Erman Political Group in Cinema
Ines Estevez Political Group in Cinema
Ruth Jasiuk Political Group in Cinema
Marina Zemma Political Group in Cinema
Pablo Lena Political Group in Cinema
Juan Jose Gato Political Group in Cinema
Daniel Astesano Immigration Officer
Gabriel Corrado Victim in Hotel Room
Alfredo Quesada Speaker at Group Meeting
Stephen Cole Strange-looking Man in Airport
Jorge Caseres Young Man with Vanessa

Technical Credits
Martin Donovan Director,Co-producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Fernando Altschul Asst. Director
Mirta Blanco Makeup
Ilja Cmiral Score Composer
Elia Cmiral Score Composer
Stephen Cole Executive Producer
Ezequiel Donovan Associate Producer
Angelica Fuentes Costumes/Costume Designer
Conrad M. Gonzalez Editor
Goran Johansson Asst. Director
David Koepp Co-producer,Screenwriter
Miguel Angel Lumaldo Production Designer
Miguel Rodriguez Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Apartment Zero
1. Opening Credits [2:14]
2. Apartment Zero [7:02]
3. Room for Rent [10:54]
4. Movie Trivia [9:03]
5. Avoid the Neighbors [11:36]
6. A Strange Resemblance [8:32]
7. Confessions to a Stranger [7:38]
8. A Chat With Mother [3:03]
9. Don't Be Afraid [12:44]
10. Spying on Jack [:49]
11. Expired Passport [7:06]
12. Possible I.D. [8:46]
13. Suspicious Mob [3:07]
14. We Need Each Other [9:14]
15. A New Guest [10:07]
16. End Credits [10:47]

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Apartment Zero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot. Tough for me to see Colin Firth in disturbing/creepy roles but shows his versatility. Now I have to go watch "Pride & Prejudice" or "What A Girl Wants" again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago