Skip to main content

Phone

UK / USA, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Tim Pope

Persimmon and Duke get their kicks by answering the small ads in the Hollywood Recycler. Their seemingly innocent enquiries are slyly manipulated until the hapless victims are hopelessly floundering in the subtext of unset­tling and perverse power games. When one of these calls finds Eve and Bob, however, the sit­uation threatens to develop into something altogether more sinister.

See also...

Shooting to Stardom

An Irish comedian is finding it tough to get a laugh out of his London audience One night after drowning his sorrows he's picked up by the police. At last he finds an audience who appreciate him. Or ... More »

Creatures of Instinct

From the peaks of the Andes, to the basement of the local mall, the mysteries of the human heart are difficult to understand. Three friends working at the Puppy Love pet store find that the onset of ... More »

The End Room

Based on the story by Franz Kafka. An old man waits in a room while somebody repeatedly attempts to enter. Eventually, the door is forced open and a young man enters. The old man is resigned. He ... More »

The Bloody Nose

Tracey has a cigarette and dances to a jazz solo. She gets a nosebleed. Her boyfriend comes home. Two people hear news of a friend's affair. A fleeting moment; a peek in a neighbours win­dow, or ... More »

Angels Watching Over Me

A quirky urban parable about a faithful pigeon feeder led into temptation on his way to offer the daily bread. Well served by its cast of two off-Broadway actors and a flock of pigeons trained by the ... More »

Six Hours from Cleveland

A teenage girl and her father are driving to a town where her mother is now living, to ask her to come home with them. They spend the night in a small motel en route where the girl has a strange ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director