Cold Souls

Cold Souls

Cold Souls

The debut feature from Sophie Barthes, Cold Souls follows the story of Paul Giamatti (played by Paul Giamatti) in a deadpan comedy about personal identity. Stumbling upon an article in The New Yorker about a high-tech company that extracts, deep freezes and stores peoples souls, Paul thinks he just might have found they key to happiness that he had searching for. But complications arise when he is the unfortunate victim of “soul trafficking.” Paul‘s journey takes him all the way to Russia in hopes of retrieving his stolen soul from an ambitious but talentless soap-opera actress.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Perhaps there was never more than a cinematic short story here, in which inconclusiveness might have been a greater virtue. But it's a strong statement from a new film-maker who should be watched.

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In Cold Souls, Paul Giamatti plays Paul Giamatti, a man who utilizes a soul storage service in order to fully encapsulate a character he plays in a famous Russian stage play. However, complications arise causing his soul to conflict with the black market. This is very much a meta-movie in the same vein as Being John Malkovich. Though the premise is...

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A thinking person's comedy. It has some huge laugh-out-loud crack-up moments. Think of it as a bit of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', a bit of 'I heart Huckabees'. Giamatti is wonderful. Definitely seeing if you love watching actors do their thing. And if you like Chekov and his play 'Uncle Vanya'.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Perhaps there was never more than a cinematic short story here, in which inconclusiveness might have been a greater virtue. But it's a strong statement from a new film-maker who should be watched.

3.0
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In Cold Souls, Paul Giamatti plays Paul Giamatti, a man who utilizes a soul storage service in order to fully encapsulate a character he plays in a famous Russian stage play. However, complications arise causing his soul to conflict with the black market. This is very much a meta-movie in the same vein as Being John Malkovich. Though the premise is...

3.0
0

A thinking person's comedy. It has some huge laugh-out-loud crack-up moments. Think of it as a bit of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', a bit of 'I heart Huckabees'. Giamatti is wonderful. Definitely seeing if you love watching actors do their thing. And if you like Chekov and his play 'Uncle Vanya'.

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