Choking Man (2007)
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as Rick's Wife
as Subway Man
as Middle-Aged Customer
as Construction Worker
as Spoiled Brat
as female diner
as Gruff Thrift Helper
as Religious Woman
as Female Diner's Mother
Critic Reviews for Choking Man
For all its concern with social and mental disintegration, Choking Man is a strangely tender film.
Despite efforts to impart a little tension and human interest, the tale is told with such discretion, it's almost anonymous.
There's a low-key New York drama lurking somewhere, but Barron can't seem to decide if he's making that or something more flashy.
The creepy and original power of the film is the schizophrenic other who taunts him when he finally crawls home to his maggoty bedsit. Weird.
Some US indie films are so torpid, so pointless and so incredibly whingey that you want to reach into the screen and slap the face of everyone involved. This film, by writer-director Steve Barron, is one such.
The film marries digicam naturalism to animated fantasy to oddsome but fascinating effect, rendering magical the inner world of the shy and almost muted Jorge. It's an unusual but valuable addition to the cinema of contemporary migration.
Audience Reviews for Choking Man
The patiently-paced film is meant to draw us into the small community of people who work at a diner, and "touching moments" where these characters connect, are more the style than any kind of a "thriller" theme. In any case, overall it's a high quality film and well worth seeing if you get the chance, but you won't be missing much if you don't.
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