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Boogie Woogie (2009)

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A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

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Duncan Ward

Writers:

Danny Moynihan (screenplay), Danny Moynihan (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Anderson ... Jean Maclestone
Alan Cumming ... Dewey Dalamanatousis
Heather Graham ... Beth Freemantle
Danny Huston ... Art Spindle
Jack Huston ... Jo Richards
Christopher Lee ... Mr. Alfred Rhinegold
Joanna Lumley ... Mrs. Alfreda Rhinegold
Simon McBurney ... Robert Freign
Meredith Ostrom ... Joany
Charlotte Rampling ... Emille
Amanda Seyfried ... Paige Oppenheimer
Stellan Skarsgård ... Bob Maclestone
Jaime Winstone ... Elaine
Alfie Allen ... Photographer
Gemma Atkinson ... Charlotte Bailey
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Storyline

In London's contemporary art world, everyone has a hustle. Art Spindle runs a high-end gallery: he hopes to flip a Mondrian for millions. One of his assistants, Beth, is sleeping with Art's most acquisitive client, Bob Macclestone. Beth wants Bob to set her up in her own gallery, so she helps him go behind Art's back for the Mondrian. Bob's wife, Jean, sets her eye on a young conceptual artist, Jo, who lusts after Art's newest assistant, Paige. Meanwhile, self-absorbed lesbian videographer Elaine is chewing her way through friends and lovers looking to make it: if she'll throw Dewey, her agent, under the bus, Beth may give her a show. And the Mondrian? No honor among thieves. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Seduction. Betrayal. Death. There's an Art to Everything.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Juegos de placer See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,776, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$2,618

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,527
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Boogie Woogie-Great Cast, Great Film
20 October 2009 | by carolineannestubbsSee all my reviews

Boogie Woogie is a refreshing look at a subject which has hereto been dealt with in a clichéd and stilted way. Being involved in the art world myself this is the most accurate rendering of it I have ever seen.

Danny Huston is brilliant at the slippery but charming art dealer Art Spindle who delicately spins his collectors into buying and selling works or art.

Christopher Lee is the cantankerous old man who refuses to sell his Boogie Woogie Mondrian while his wife Joana Lumley tries desperately to make him see sense.

Gillian Anderson is particularly fabulous as the spoilt collectors wife who is having an affair with Jack Huston. Jamie Winston is an ambitious lesbian artist who is determined to make it at any cost including seducing Heather Graham to have a show in her gallery.

Amanda Seyfried climbs the greasy pole of the art world in spectacular fashion. There is a particularly funny scene between Gillian Anderson and Charlotte Rampling inter cut with Stellan Skarsgard and his lawyer carving up the assets for their divorce.

The film reminded me of Altman with many stories interwoven around a central theme. The script is both horrific and funny. How art is manufactured, exhibited, dealt with and abused as well as worshiped could not be more on the money.

It is worth mentioning the art in the film which has been chosen by Damien Hirst. There are paintings by among others John Currin, Paul Fryer and Michael Craig Martin. This is a must for any art student wanting to know about how the art world works.


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