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24th Athens International Film Festival

The Dark Backward

In a mirthless alternative universe, where people eat moldy food, have sex with corpses in junkyards and never go to the doctor unless they want to feel worse, Marty Malt - the worst stand-up comedian in the world - suddenly becomes popular when a third hand grows out of his back.

In a mirthless alternative universe, where people eat moldy food, have sex with corpses in junkyards and never go to the doctor unless they want to feel worse, Marty Malt - the worst stand-up comedian in the world - suddenly becomes popular when a third hand grows out of his back.

"The Dark Backward" is a surprising masterpiece by one of the most ambiguous American directors working today, made at the impossibly young age of 25, obviously influenced by his early days as a cartoonist, especially evident in the way he distorts - both visually and in terms of delivery - a series of then popular actors, like Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Rob Lowe, Lara Flynn Boyle, Wayne Newton and James Caan.

Possibly the only film ever made, where the viewer is led to believe that suicide is the only way out, this is a highly personal, totally authentic movie and the most interesting project Adam Rifkin has ever tackled in his highly idiosyncratic career. The Boy


the dark backward / ο άνθρωπος με τα τρία χέρια... by NyxtesPremieras

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Adam Rifkin

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Adam Rifkin

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Joey Forsyte

Μουσική / Music
Marc David Decker

Μοντάζ / Editor
Peter Schink

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton Lara Flynn Boyle, Wayne Newton
James Caan, Rob Lowe

ΗΠΑ / USA
1991
Εγχρωμο, Ασπρόμαυρο / Color, B&W
35mm
101'
Αγγλικά / English


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