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Small Apartments (2012)

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A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel.

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Jonas Åkerlund

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Chris Millis (novel), Chris Millis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lucas ... Franklin Franklin
James Caan ... Mr. Allspice
Nugget Nugget ... Franklin's Dog
Juno Temple ... Simone
Saffron Burrows ... Francine
Peter Stormare ... Mr. Olivetti
Johnny Knoxville ... Tommy Balls
Rebel Wilson ... Rocky
James Marsden ... Bernard Franklin
DJ Qualls ... Artie
Dolph Lundgren ... Dr. Sage Mennox
Billy Crystal ... Burt Walnut
Tara Holt ... Amber
Noel Gugliemi ... Dog Walker
David Koechner ... Detective O'Grady
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When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother and a crew of misfit characters, force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him. Written by anonymous

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Rated R for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Garip Komsular See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Franklin is putting Mr. Olivetti into his car, he says to Mr. Allspice he his moving to Switzerland, Mr. Allspice thought he said "Sweden". Dolph Lundgren (Dr. Sage Mennox) and Peter Stormare (Mr. Olivetti) were born in Sweden, as was Director Jonas Åkerlund. See more »

Goofs

When the flight attendant hands Dr, Mennox his drink, she bends down with the glass in her right hand. In the next shot she is seen handing him the drink with her left hand. Immediately following this, she is now seen to be holding a tray with Franklin's drink on it in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bernard Franklin: [on cassette tape] Franklin, what are we so scared of? You only get one shot at this life. There are no do-overs. Time wasted, is time lost. The past is a ghost. The future a dream. There is only right now. We need to forgive each other, Franklin. Forgive and keep moving forward because we're all so ridiculously imperfect. And we need to find a place we call home. A place where we know we're loved and we feel safe. I see it all so clearly now. It doesn't matter if you live in a small...
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Alternate Versions

3 minutes have been cut on the Blu-ray version, most notably a scene between Franklin (Matt Lucas) and Dr. Sage Mennox (Dolph Lundgren, between 85:05 - 87:43 NTSC). That scene was present on the R1 US DVD. None of the Blu-rays (U.S., Norwegian or Australian editions) contain that scene. Australian DVD is also cut (88:24 PAL runtime). However it is reported the German DVD may also be uncut (92:06 PAL runtime). See more »


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Making Love or Expecting Rain
Written by Per Gessle
Performed by Per Gessle
Published by Jimmy Fun Music
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Small apartments and apparently smaller lives but not so small a lesson!
6 March 2013 | by harveer_chauhanSee all my reviews

This movie is weird and disturbing movie when it starts but by the end it proves true to the purpose it is intended to have. The lives of the residents of an apartment building change when the owner is accidentally killed by one of the inhabitant. It take a while to get the hang of the pulse of the movie and it requires a lot of patience. The main protagonist is a loner and a voyeur who misses his ill(mentally) brother from whom he gets his taped messages. Meanwhile he is trying to dispose off the dead body of the owner.

You do not fall in love with its characters or empathize with them but it definitely scares you to see their lives and you pray not to end up like them. But there are few moments when you feel sad for the people portrayed who are stuck in their little world and have distant hopes of escape from it. This movie forces you to confront or at least acknowledge the alienation,apathy,and surrender of some in the modern society who live on it fringe with little expectation of any worthwhile impact on anyone's life other than their own. But still it leaves you with a nice little message about forgiveness , family and the meaning of a well lived life.

You are not going to remember this movie for long but it's decently directed eerie movie for a select few who are patient enough to take a lesson home.

PS: Watch at your own risk.Either you will hate it or you will applaud the efforts for such a real depiction of lives in small apartments!


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