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Keyhole (2012)

Canada 93m, B&W, Colour
Director: Guy Maddin; Cast: Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Kevin McDonald

keyholeKeyhole is a dark surreal film noir styled erotic ghost story loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey about Ulysses Pick, a gangster whose mob pals shoot their way into his family home. Upon his arrival, Ulysses is inexplicably accompanied by a stuffed wolverine named “Crispy” and a drowned woman who apparently comes to life. His odyssey is a claustrophobic adventure through his labyrinth of a house which seems to defy the laws of time and space. Nearly incomprehensible, Keyhole offers a glimpse into a dead man’s life through nightmarish visuals that are as interesting as they are perplexing (Klaus Ming August 2013).

2 comments on “Keyhole (2012)

  1. Joachim Boaz

    Loved this one as well… Not sure why people don’t like it as much as other Maddin films.

    • Klaus

      I suspect that people’s expectations of Keyhole may have been that it was going to be more conventional than some of his earlier films? Personally, I really enjoyed it, and was ecstatic to find it on a DVD for $3 at the lone remaining ma and pa video store in our city!

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