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Apartment Zero

UK, English | Spanish, 124 mins

  • Director: Martin Donovan
  • Writer: Martin Donovan
  • Producer: Stephen J. Cole; Ezequiel Donovan

CGiii Comment

Definitely...one for the buffs.

It's a long, slow affair - with moments of surreal humour and bizarre characters (as is the casting).

Basically, an arduous character study...but, with a difference - it is not as predictable as it makes you to think.

Some will find this all very compelling, others...dull.

For acquired tastes only.


The(ir) Blurb...

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane mother's room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. Jack Carney, the new roommate, appears normal enough at first but it soon becomes apparent that he is hiding something. As their friendship develops, Adrian suppresses his suspicions that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city. The other eccentric residents of the building begin to worry as Adrian shows increasing signs that his mother's insanity may be hereditary. The shocking climax of this twisted tale of deceit, perversion and murder reveals the darker side of the human psyche.

Cast & Characters

Hart Bochner as Jack Carney;
Colin Firth as Adrian LeDuc;
Dora Bryan as Margaret McKinney;
Liz Smith as Mary Louise McKinney;
Fabrizio Bentivoglio as Carlos Sanchez-Verne;
James Telfer as Vanessa;
Mirella D'Angelo as Laura Werpachowsky;
Juan Vitali as Alberto Werpachowsky;
Cipe Lincovsky as Mrs. Treniev;
Francesca d'Aloja as Claudia;
Miguel Ligero as Mr. Palma;
Elvia Andreoli as Adrian's Mother;
Marikena Monti as Tango Singer;
Luis Romero as Projectionist;
Oca Spirito as Woman in Cinema 1

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