Kill By Inches

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Diane Doniol-Valcroze and Arthur Flam debut with this noirish psychological thriller about an obsessive tailor, recalling the works of David Lynch and The Quay Brothers. Thomas (Emmanuel Salinger) is an anxious young tailor eager to please his clients and his overly critical father. Previous mistakes have made Thomas supremely conscious of measuring fabric properly. Just before the annual ball, Thomas's neurosis boils over into madness, resulting in murder. This film was ...
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DVD Brand New 6 A soft and hypnotic theme song sets the mood for this atmospheric thriller, which could take place anywhere (the feel is European, though it is actually set in ... Brooklyn) at anytime (the style of dress is 1940s, though the film was made in 1999). The camera moves slowly and deceptively, communicating the protagonist's furtive intentions, while lulling the viewer into a pleasant acceptance of everything that happens, no matter how strange. Emmanuel Salinger is Thomas, a young tailor whose father enters him in an exclusive tailoring competition, the preparation for which begins to unravel Thomas' fragile psyche. When his sister, Vera (Myriam Cyr), a beautiful and secretly sickly woman, arrives to share the work in his shop, Thomas' nerves are further aggravated. The predatory visits Vera receives from a horny sewing machine repairman make matters worse. But it is the realization that Vera possesses the lion's share of the sartorial talent in the family that finally pushes Thomas over the ed Read more Show Less

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Overview

Diane Doniol-Valcroze and Arthur Flam debut with this noirish psychological thriller about an obsessive tailor, recalling the works of David Lynch and The Quay Brothers. Thomas (Emmanuel Salinger) is an anxious young tailor eager to please his clients and his overly critical father. Previous mistakes have made Thomas supremely conscious of measuring fabric properly. Just before the annual ball, Thomas's neurosis boils over into madness, resulting in murder. This film was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmographies; Production credits; Trailer; Weblinks
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2001
  • UPC: 720917529127
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Fox Lorber
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emmanuel Salinger
Myriam Cyr
Marcus Powell
Peter McRobbie
Technical Credits
Diane Doniol-Valcroze Director, Screenwriter
Arthur Flam Director, Screenwriter
Elizabeth Gazzara Editor
Gill Holland Producer
Geir Jenssen Score Composer
Peter Levin Art Director, Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Rutkowski Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Needle [5:58]
2. The Invitation [5:14]
3. Temporary License [4:50]
4. Measure By Eye [5:09]
5. Competition [4:06]
6. Repair Man [6:06]
7. Corrections [4:08]
8. Pirate Costume [5:24]
9. Fingers of Gold [5:13]
10. Betrayed [3:25]
11. New Creation [5:25]
12. Vera [3:18]
13. Guilt [4:46]
14. A Tie [10:38]
15. Alone [2:28]
16. Tailor for One [2:27]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Scene Access
   Special Features
      Trailer
      Selected Filmographies
         Emmanuel Salinger
         Myriam Cyr
   DVD Production Credits
   Weblinks
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