World Cinema

FINAL CUT — LADIES & GENTLEMEN

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  • Pálfi György's "recycled film" is the tale of the ultimate man and the ultimate woman. What are their distinguishing marks? He is charming like Marcello Mastroianni in LA DOLCE VITA. But he's also strapping like Brad Pitt in FIGHT CLUB. He is boyish like Leonardo DiCaprio in TITANIC and devastating like Clark Gable. He is decisive like Sean Connery as James Bond, but also a bit awkward, like Chaplin in MODERN TIMES. And what about the ultimate woman? She is certainly unpredictable and instinctive like Lollobrigida, but she's also graceful and knows how to behave, like Audrey Hepburn. She's girlish, like Audrey Tautou, but cool and distant like Greta Garbo. She is funny and familiar like Julia Roberts, but her smile is like Ava Gardner's. She is divine, like Sophia Loren, and ethereal, like Liv Tyler. The celluloid heroes and heroines of more than 450 movies show us what happens when He meets Her.

  • Hungarian filmmaker Pálfi György's latest “recycled feature film,” FINAL CUT — LADIES & GENTLEMEN, offers an homáge to the best love scenes in cinema, including — without permission — footage from over 450 romantic films. Pálfi's previous films I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND and TAXIDERMIA received awards at numerous international film festivals, from Sundance to Sarajevo.

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