The Unbelievable Truth
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The Unbelievable Truth
Writer-director Hal Hartley's first feature -- shot in less than 12 days in his backyard for a mere $200,000 -- is a dry and dark comedy about the dangerous undercurrents that exist below the surface of normal middle class existence. Over the credits, Josh (Robert Burke), a man garbed in black, is seen hitch-hiking back to his Long Island home. People ask him, "Are you a priest?" and Josh responds, "No. I'm a mechanic." Back in Long Island in the town of Lindenhurst, beautiful and somber 17-year-old Audry (Adrienne Shelly) is busy worrying about the forthcoming… More

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"In this lyrically offbeat fable, Hartley, the most Godardian of American indies, takes the audience to familiar-looking yet utterly strange places, like working class Long Island, where his bizarrely charming romance takes place; still his best film."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Hilarious black comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Strange little tale that may prove to grow on you."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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