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Synecdoche, New York

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Original title
Synecdoche, New York
Running time
124 min.
United States United States
Charlie Kaufman
Jon Brion
Frederick Elmes
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Likely Story / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Drama. Comedy | Stage Play. Surrealism. Comedy-Drama. Black Comedy. Psychological Drama. Independent Film (US)
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Synopsis / Plot
Theater director Caden Cotard's life in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his body's autonomic functions. Worried about the transience of his life, he moves his theater company to a warehouse in New York City. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside.
2008: Cannes: Official Selection
2008: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Production Design
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
2008: Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature & Robert Altman Award. 3 nominations
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