The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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An ambitious debut for writer/director Bart Freundlich charting the unrest with a family who gather together for Thanksgiving Day.




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  • Julianne Moore and Ron Galella at an event for The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
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  • Julianne Moore in The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
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  • Blythe Danner and Roy Scheider in The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)

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27 February 2001 | christof.diem
Intensity comes from inside
"The Myth of Fingerprints" promises reality and the audience is in fact confronted with a wave of honest, hurting, wonderful, banal, outstanding and intense situations. Everything turns out to be the pure essence of life. During the whole movie the spectator is looking for an extra-ordinary action that makes sure that "The Myth of Fingerprints" is a film, a visualized story, an artificial product but the expectations are again and again reduced to absurdity. Because life doesn't mean to immediately commit suicide when something does go wrong, real life is far away from having responses to all asked questions. Life is often quiet and simple with some beautiful, warm and grand moments. "The Myth of Fingerprints" is life projected to the screen: authentic and beautifully simple. The cast is brilliant and Julianne Moore, as always, gives a wonderful performance showing the versatility of a disillusioned character that though is still desperately looking for love, sympathy and understanding. 9/10

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,533 21 September 1997

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