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Three of the world's most gifted filmmakers offer their own unique perspectives on love and lust in this omnibus film. The initial episode, "The Hand," was directed by [[Performer~P194627~Wong Kar-Wai~wongkarwai]], and tells the story of Zhang ([[Performer~P12652~Chang Chen~changchen]]), a young, virginal dressmaker's assistant who finds it difficult to control his desire when he is sent to the home of Hua ([[Performer~P42289~Gong Li~gongli]]), a beautiful and refined prostitute, for a fitting. [[Performer~P112040~Steven Soderbergh~stevensoderbergh]] directed the film's second story, "Equilibrium," in which Nick Penrose ([[Performer~P19966~Robert Downey Jr.~robertdowneyjr]]) spends a session with his analyst ([[Performer~P79913~Alan Arkin~alanarkin]]) discussing a recurring dream of a beautiful naked woman in his apartment, but he keeps wandering off on tangents about alarm clocks and hair loss. Finally, Italian virtuoso [[Performer~P79780~Michelangelo Antonioni~michelangeloantonioni]] brings his short story The Dangerous Thread of Things to the screen, a story of a jaded couple, Christopher ([[Performer~P369299~Christopher Buchholz~christopherbuchholz]]) and Chloë ([[Performer~P369300~Regina Nemni~reginanemni]]), whose relationship comes to a crossroads when both husband and wife become infatuated with the same woman, Linda ([[Performer~P303722~Luisa Ranieri~luisaranieri]]). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 2005

Cast

Gong Li
as Miss Hua
Chang Chen
as Zhang
Tin Fung
as Master Jin
Robert Downey, Jr.
as Nick Penrose
Alan Arkin
as Dr. Pearl - Hal
Ele Keats
as Woman - Cecelia
Christopher Buchholz
as Christopher
Regina Nemni
as Chloë
Luisa Ranieri
as The Girl - Linda
Un Chi Keong
as Hotel Concierge
Auntie Luk
as Hua's Servant - Ying
Vinicio Milani
as Guest at the Restaurant
Wong Kim Tak
as Tailor
Sheung Wing Tong
as Tailor
Yim Lai Fu
as Tailor
Enrica Antonioni
as Guest at the Restaurant
Shih Cheng You
as Tailor
Siu Wing Kong
as Tailor
Carin Berger
as Guest at the Restaurant
Ting Siu Man
as Tailor
Cecilia Luci
as Girl by the Cascade

Crew

Steven Soderbergh
Director
Wong Kar-Wai
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Director
Greg Jacobs
Producer
Jacques Bar
Producer
Wong Kar-Wai
Producer
Raphael Berdugo
Producer
Stephane Tchalgadjieff
Producer
Domenico Procacci
Producer
Wong Kar-Wai
Screenwriter
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriter
Tonino Guerra
Screenwriter
Michelangelo Antonioni
Book Author
Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenwriter
Christopher Doyle
Cinematographer
Peter Andrews
Cinematographer
Marco Pontecorvo
Cinematographer
Tito Puente
Featured Music
Peer Raben
Composer (Music Score)
Vinicio Milani
Composer (Music Score)
Enrica Antonioni
Composer (Music Score)
Caetano Veloso
Songwriter
Chico O'Farrill
Composer (Music Score)
Claudio di Mauro
Editor
William Chang Suk-Ping
Editor
Mary Ann Bernard
Editor
William Chang Suk-Ping
Production Designer
Philip Messina
Production Designer
Yau Wai-ming
Art Director
Guy Aziza
Associate Producer
Gail Currey
Executive Producer
Danielle Rosencranz
Executive Producer
Chan Ye-Cheng
Executive Producer
William Chang Suk-Ping
Costume Designer
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Kristen Toscano Messina
Set Decorator
Carin Berger
Costume Designer
Paul Ledford
Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Letessier
Sound/Sound Designer
Georges Prat
Sound/Sound Designer
Tu Duu-chih
Sound/Sound Designer
Marco Corridori
Special Effects
Franco Ragusa
Special Effects
Lee Chiu Wah
First Assistant Director
Greg Jacobs
First Assistant Director
Enrica Antonioni
Consultant/advisor
Odile Beraud
Coordinator
Duane Manwiller
Camera Operator
Aldo Chessari
Camera Operator
Debra Zane
Casting
Gianluca Carbonelli
Sound Editor
Gilles Gaillard
Visual Effects Supervisor
Greg Hewett
Grip
Enzo Massoli
Generator Operator
Erwan Kerzanet
Boom Operator
Dava Whisenant
Additional Editing
David Betancourt
Foley Mixer
David Kirchner
First Assistant Editor
Dan Muscarella
Color Timing
Claudio Chiossi
Re-Recording Mixer
Chris Snyder
Construction Coordinator
Alberico Novelli
Gaffer
Christophe Sabre
Recording
Chu Shih Yi
Production Sound Mixer
Bower Ng Yuk Ho
Hair Styles
Brek Cooney
Grip
Bud Kucia
Properties Maker
Carla Vicenzino
Hair Styles
Carla Vicenzino
Makeup
Catherine Wall
Costume/Wardrobe
Chad Herr
Grip
Chan Chi-wai
Assistant Editor
Lai Yiu-Fai
Second Unit Camera
Julie Anderson
Production Supervisor
Alice Chan
Line Producer
Lui Fung Shan
Assistant Art Director
Paul Ledford
Production Sound Mixer
Eduardo Castro
Assistant Costume Designer
Jeff Olson
Visual Effects Producer
Greg Jacobs
Unit Production Manager
William Chang Suk-Ping
Costume/Wardrobe
Wong Bo Chuen
Hair Styles
Waldo Sanchez
Hair Styles
Waldo Sanchez
Key Hairstylist
Will Dearborn
Camera Loader
Lance Larson
Properties Master
Paul Threlkeld
Dolly Grip
Paul Threlkeld
Key Grip
Marco Pieroni
Steadicam Operator
Richard Andrade
Set Dresser
Roberto Ruzzolini
Steadicam Operator
Basti Van Der Woude
Second Assistant Director
Sebastien Guyot
Recording
Spooky Stevens
Publicist
Betsy Dennis
Personal Assistant
Betsy Dennis
Production Coordinator
Valeria Licurgo
Line Producer
Ramon Panzavolta
Production Assistant
Tu Duu-chih
Music Editor
Leonardo Cellai
Unit Production Manager
Luciano Teolis
Focus Puller
Annie Welles
Script Supervisor
Magda Habernickel
Dialogue Editor
Marcantonio Borghese
Line Producer
Ho Kin Kwong
Clapper Loader
Andrea Boni
Personal Assistant
Jeff Damal
Set Dresser
Julie Hewett
Key Make-up
Julie Hewett
Makeup
Ken Lavet
Location Manager
Kevin Hannigan
Special Effects Coordinator
Monica Verzolini
Post Production Coordinator
Armando Barbieri
First Assistant Camera
Nicole Luther
Set Production Assistant
Marisa Agostini
Continuity
Massimiliano Rocchetti
Properties
Massimiliano Rocchetti
Visual Effects Supervisor
Matteo Carlesimo
First Assistant Camera
Maurizio Salvatori
Key Grip
Michael Hinreier
Re-Recording Mixer
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