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Insignificance 

Director: Nicolas Roeg Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 1985 Length: 109 mins Language: English
Insignificance

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Synopsis

Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis, Gary Busey.
Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Senator Joseph McCarthy (of the anti Communist witch-hunt) and baseball-hero Joe DiMaggio (Monroe's husband) meet in a New York hotel room in 1954. Nicolas Roeg's excellent version of Terry Johnson's satirical stage-play offers us an acting and writing tour de force, masterly dialogue and a most entertaining mix of topical issues: fame, vanity, communism versus democracy, world peace, jealousy, Freud, love, The Theory of Relativity, the physical appearance of the universe, the A-bomb, hatred, and freedom of speech.
Cannes 1985: Winner, Technical Grand Prix, Nominated for Palme d'Or

Critics

open_quote Roeg mixes the various elements into a very volatile cocktail - sexy, outrageous, and compulsively watchable close_quote Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader



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Film Society of The Year 2006
Best Programme 2005
Best Programme 2004
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Best Programme 2001
Best New Film Society 2000

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