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For sheer abject self-indulgence this side of an Eric Schaeffer movie, one need look no further than the films of Henry Jaglom. Jaglom's vanity productions require an intense Stalin-like loyalty to the filmmaker and his films going in, otherwise a viewer is lost. So when, in Venice/Venice, Henry Jaglom appears as a filmmaker named Dean at the Venice Film Festival, there promoting a film resembling a Henry Jaglom film, a viewer must give himself up to the force or walk out of the theater. Dean is the kind of pretentious Hollywood type who likes to wear his heart and his distribution contract on his sleeve, so when adoring European journalist Jeanne (Nelly Alard) inexplicably smiles at him the right way, filmgoers will come to understand why the film business is so attractive to wimpy film geeks. Jeanne and Dean fall in love and take a walking tour of Venice, but Jeanne pays no attention to the city, since she religiously hangs on every word Dean has to say regarding love, films, and destiny. Since there are more pearls of wisdom to be gloaned from this Bel-Air Gandhi, Jeanne willingly follows Dean back to Venice, California. Realizing that she has already spent too much time basking in the brilliance of Dean's sun, Penny (Melissa Leo), Dean's California girlfriend, obligingly offers to pack up and leave when she sees Dean returning to Southern California with Jeanne in tow. When Henry Jaglom talks, they all listen. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 9, 1992

Cast

Nelly Alard
as Jeanne
Henry Jaglom
as Dean
Suzanne Bertish
as Carlotta
Daphna Kastner
as Eve
David Duchovny
as Dylan
Melissa Leo
as Peggy
Dieter Achtel
as Interviewer
Gina Lamond
as Interviewee
Doje-Kadoke Edgar
as Interviewer
Cindy Friedl
as Interviewee
Marcus Chong
as Guest at Party
Magie Song
as Interviewee
Pierre Cottrell
as Guest at Party
Lisa Richards
as Guest at Party
Prospero Bozzo
as Interviewer
Marlena Giovi
as Guest at Party
Victoria Foyt
as Interviewee
Leslie Oliver
as Guest at Party
Robyn Rosenfeld
as Interviewee
Mace Cahme
as Guest at Party
Charisse Savarin
as Interviewee
Dan Fainaru
as Journalist
Claudio Lazzaro
as Journalist
Ora Rubinstein
as Interviewee
Zack Norman
as Dennis
Aimee Shoenberg
as Dean's Secretary
Robert Thomas
as Guest at Party
Guido Colella
as Fan
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Alexander
Sarah Gristwood
as Journalist
Silvia Bizio
as Journalist
Lisa-Marie Soble
as Interviewee
Helmuth Bielendt
as Interviewer
Barbara Berque
as Interviewee
Marcia Jacobs
as Interviewee
Diane Salinger
as Stephanie
Alpha Blair
as Interviewee
Klaus Fink
as Interviewer
Christoph Henkel
as Hanno
Rafael Mueller
as Interviewer
Bracuitti Luca
as Waiter
Andrea Harmon
as Interviewee
Suzanne Lanza
as Dylan's girlfriend
Annette Goliti
as Interviewee
Gaye Kruger
as Interviewee
Elizabeth Kemp
as Interviewee
Sue Cameron
as Interviewee
Phyllis Curott
as Journalist
Klaus Hellwig
as Dean's Sales Agent
Miorelli Bruna
as Interviewer
Helen Costa
as Guest at Party
Edna Fainaru
as Fan
Deborah Carlisle
as Interviewee
Abidah Viera
as Interviewee
John Landis
as Himself
Kathleen Matson
as Interviewee

Crew

Henry Jaglom
Director
Judith Wolinsky
Producer
Henry Jaglom
Screenwriter
Hanania Baer
Cinematographer
Henry Jaglom
Editor
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