Little New York (2009)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama

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The lives of three residents of New York's Staten Island intersect as they struggle to get ahead.

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  • Vincent D'Onofrio in Little New York (2009)
  • Vincent D'Onofrio in Little New York (2009)
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  • Ethan Hawke in Little New York (2009)
  • Vincent D'Onofrio in Little New York (2009)
  • Ethan Hawke in Little New York (2009)

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27 January 2010 | Gordon-11
An engaging drama
This film is about the intersecting lives of a mobster, a septic tank cleaner and a butcher in Staten island, New York.

At first I thought "Staten Island" was a mobster film. When scenes concerning a forest start, it became pretty flat and unconventional for a mobster film. After a while, I realised that in fact it wasn't a mobster film. It's actually a touching drama about how people struggle to make ends meet, what people would do to end their misery and what people would do to have a glimmer of hope for a brighter future. I particularly was entranced by the character and the performance of Jasper. His silent world is so well portrayed, that I really feel his world. His deafness parallels his muted suffering, as the mobs make him do atrocious stuff but he could not say no. "Staten Island" is an engaging drama, I hope it will get a wider audience which it deserves.

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Plot Summary

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


Release Date:

5 August 2009


English, French, Italian, American Sign Language

Country of Origin

France, USA

Filming Locations

Alpine, New Jersey, USA

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