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Knight of Cups (2015)

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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

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Terrence Malick

Writer:

Terrence Malick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Bale ... Rick
Cate Blanchett ... Nancy
Natalie Portman ... Elizabeth
Brian Dennehy ... Joseph
Antonio Banderas ... Tonio
Freida Pinto ... Helen
Wes Bentley ... Barry
Isabel Lucas ... Isabel
Teresa Palmer ... Karen
Imogen Poots ... Della
Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen ... Christopher
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Fr. Zeitlinger
Cherry Jones ... Ruth
Patrick Whitesell ... Agent #1
Rick Hess Rick Hess ... Agent #2
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Storyline

Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, California. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure, and every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world. The film is divided into eight chapters (each named after a tarot card, except for the final chapter Freedom), plus a prologue, each loosely based around the central character's relationship with somebody in his life..

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Dream-like quest for the meaning of life. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | German | Spanish | Serbian

Release Date:

17 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro de Copas See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,551, 6 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$558,402, 1 May 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Despite appearing in pretty much every scene, Christian Bale is almost never heard talking on-screen, as most of his lines are spoken as a narrator. He is occasionally seen speaking, but you can not hear his words as background music is playing. Only in a couple of scenes is he actually heard and seen on-screen at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Dreams are nice, but you can't live in them.
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"For optimal sound reproduction, the producers of this film recommend that you play it loud." (In the opening credits.) See more »

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References The Newsroom (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (as The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by James Judd
Courtesy of Naxos, by arrangement with Source/Q
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Not a movie
31 December 2015 | by Stamone05See all my reviews

This...is not a movie. It's a narrated commercial for nothing, or maybe for the cameras they used for filming? The shots are cool, I'll give it that, one point for the cinematography. Nothing happens in this commercial, there's no story arc, no plot, no character development. You will not experience any emotions during this film, unless you are moved by perfume ads in magazines. You will not have any thoughts about this thing either, besides 'why did I finish that?' , if you can survive to the end. Its a tough watch. Lots of pretty girls in it, so if that means anything to you, then I might recommend this.

I don't think they will release this movie in theaters, it won't be worth that type of distribution, because the movie looks expensive and the cast is top notch. I am not a film critic by any means, but I know this is bad. Not funny bad, just painstakingly boring and pointless bad.

Avoid


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