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Cold Souls

Cold Souls
  • 2009
  • US/France
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sophie Barthes
  • Written by: Sophie Barthes
  • Cast: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, David Strathairn

A mind-bending premise revolving around the trading of souls reveals a marvellously sardonic commentary on the vapid nature of contemporary American society in Barthes' highly promising debut feature. The central conceit has led some to compare the film with 'Being John Malkovich' and the comparison is a favourable one for this clever existential comedy.

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Cold Souls

30 Oct 20094 stars

(12A) 101min It’s not surprising that this deadpan existential comedy has been compared, favourably, to Being John Malkovich. Aside from boasting a similarly mind-bending premise (here revolving around the storage, sale and swapping of people’s…

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