Flirt | 1996

Drama, Comedy
Dizzying and deadpan in the best Hartley style, "Flirt" begins in New York City with the story of Bill, whose girlfriend gives him an ultimatum a few hours before leaving for a trip to Paris: make a commitment or end ...more

Cast

... Bill

Actor

... Walter

Actor

... Emily--Bill's Girlfriend

Actor

... Michael--Bill's Friend

Actor

... Bartender

Actor

... Dr Clint

Actor

... Nurse

Actor

... Woman at Phone Booth

Actor

... Trish--Waitress

Actor

... Men's Room--Man No 1

Actor

... Men's Room--Man No 2

Actor

... Men's Room--Man No 2

Actor

Company

Barnett International

Production Company

Bloc Inc

Production Company

CECO

Production Company

Cohen Insurance

Production Company

Courier Car Rental Inc

Production Company

Disc Insurance

Production Company

Synopsis

Dizzying and deadpan in the best Hartley style, "Flirt" begins in New York City with the story of Bill, whose girlfriend gives him an ultimatum a few hours before leaving for a trip to Paris: make a commitment or end the relationship. Asking for ninety minutes to think it over, he sets out to investigate the only remaining romantic possibility in his life--a married woman named Margaret. Instead, he is forced to confront Margaret's devastated husband, Walter, who turns up with a gun, threatening to shoot himself. Bill's efforts to save Walter wind up literally exploding in his face. The film then proceeds to tell a variation of the same basic story two more times: in Berlin, where the central character is Dwight, a young black American unable to settle down with his boyfriend, Johan, an older German art dealer; and in Tokyo, where a dance student named Miho is torn between her teacher/choreographer, Mr. Ozu and her boyfriend, an American filmmaker.

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