Drama, Thriller
Run Times:
93 min
Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Kevin McDonald
Guy Maddin
George Toles, Guy Maddin
Plot Summary

A gangster and deadbeat father, Ulysses Pick, returns home after a long absence. He is toting two teenagers: a drowned girl, Denny, who has mysteriously returned to life; and a bound-and-gagged hostage, who is actually his own teenage son, Manners. Confused, Ulysses doesn’t recognize his own son, but he feels with increasing conviction he must make an indoor odyssey from the back door of his home all the way up, one room at a time, to the marriage bedroom where his wife Hyacinth awaits.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2011

Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, February 2012

!f Istanbul Intl Independent Film Festival, Turkey, February 2012

Fantasporto Film Festival, Portugal, February 2012


Hong Kong Film Festival, Hong Kong, March 2012

Festivales de Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2012

CPH:Pix, Denmark, April 2012

Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, April 2012

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, June 2012

Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic, June 2012

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, July 2012

New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, July 2012

ACMI, Australia, July 2012

Deconstruction of Cinematic Realities -GARAGE SCREEN, Russia, August 2012

Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia, September 2012

01 ARTLOOP Festival, Poland, September 2012

International Film Festival Baltic Pearl, Latvia, September 2012

Helsinki Film Festival, Finland, September 2012

Vladivostok Film Festival, Russia, September 2012

Kaunus International Film Festival, Lithuania, September 2012

Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Spain, October 2012

Sao Paolo Film Festival, Brazil, October 2012

Canberra International Film Festival, Australia, October 2012

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, November 2012

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2012

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2012

Brisbane Film Festival, Australia, November 2012

Bucharest Int’l Experimental Film Festival, Romania, November 2012

Intl Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, Cuba, December 2012