R | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Filming ultimately took up to a year, with a three month hiatus, while director Emir Kusturica recovered from a nervous breakdown.
These philosophies, with pies and bananas and Q-tips and...
Paul Leger: I'm an artist.
Axel Blackmar: You're a bullshit artist.
Paul Leger: Bullshit artist, artist, whatever. Art is art.
Since the movie took about a year to shoot, Axel's hair length changes drastically throughout the film. In the beginning, when he talks to Paul up until when they arrive at Leo's house, his hair is longer than in the next few scenes when he spends time with his uncle. It's long again when he starts staying at Elaine's house.
The end credits read: "Any reference to Cadillac dealerships or dealers is purely fictional. The Cadillac automobile was selected for the film because it was and continues to represent the epitomy (sic) of American automobile design."
Originally released in Europe at 142 minutes. The USA version was cut down to 119 minutes but the complete version was also released theatrically. Only the short version is available on video in the USA.
English, Spanish, Inuktitut
$6,887 11 June 1995