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Boogie Woogie

Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of contemporary London, this new British film is a tongue-in-cheek look at the international art scene, in which lust, ambition and power prevail and where success and failure rest on a knife edge.

When a well known art dealer becomes aware of a priceless painting, he unleashes all his powers of persuasion to encourage its owners, an aging couple, to part with their prized possession. However, when his assistant leaks this information to her wealthy lover, the situation becomes complicated. Friendships and marriage all hang in the balance.

Meanwhile, we observe the artists and curators all desperately vying for the attention of the dealers and collectors, some of whom are willing to use any means necessary to achieve their ambitions. These include a talented and ambitious video artist who creates a 'Self Portrait' which includes her explicit exploits with her lovers, a well-meaning but out-of-his-depth curator and a slightly sinister secretary. When all their stories collide, the results are deliciously depraved and extreme.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Duncan Ward
Producer
Danny Moynihan, Kami Naghdi, Christopher Simon, Cat Villiers
Editor
Kant Pan
Screenwriter
Danny Moynihan
Director of Photography
John Mathieson
Principal Cast
Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Simon McBurney, Meredith Ostrom, Charlotte Rampling, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Jaime Winstone

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Production Company

Boogie Woogie Limited

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Company

The Works
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London, W1W 8QJ
UK

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