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Theory of Achievement (1991)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Short | 30 March 1991 (USA)
Affectionately examines the lives of a group of "young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk" Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives -- assuming they can pay the rent first.

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Hal Hartley

Writer:

Hal Hartley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Gosse
Jessica Sager Jessica Sager
Jeffrey Howard Jeffrey Howard
Elina Löwensohn
Bill Sage
Naledi Tshazibane Naledi Tshazibane
Nick Gomez
Ingrid Rudefors Ingrid Rudefors
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Chandler Bailey Mark Chandler Bailey ... (as M.C. Bailey)
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Affectionately examines the lives of a group of "young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk" Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives -- assuming they can pay the rent first.

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Comedy | Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Теория успеха See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This short film was packaged on video with Hartley's featurette Surviving Desire (1992) See more »

Quotes

Guy: Self-content is like a serpent that nourish on one's breast suckling out the heart's lifeblood.
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Pure Hartley
6 July 2005 | by kinojunkieSee all my reviews

Theory of Achievement is a great little film where about a bunch of down and out college educated Brooklyn residents who clearly desire more to life. They mope around and spew out their anecdotal existential philosophies. It all revolves around the price of rent in NYC and their attempts at making something out of themselves and their modest lives. It's funny, the dialog is great, the Hal Hartley style music is there and it all wraps up quite nicely into this little short. Charming and well worth a watch. This was Elina Lowensohn's first film and she's a pleasure to watch as always. Available on video with Hartley's Surviving Desire.


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