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After a long absence, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home to a house haunted with memories, towing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journeying through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. The equilibrium of the house has been disturbed and his odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the ghostly nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.


Director(s): Guy Maddin

Executive Producer(s): Phyllis Laing

Producer(s): Guy Maddin, Jean Du Toit, Jody Shapiro

Screenwriter(s): Guy Maddin, George Toles

Cinematographer: Benjamin Kasulke

Editor(s): John Gurdebeke

Production Designer: Ricardo Alms

Sound Designer: John Gurdebeke

Music: Jason Staczek

Additional Credits: Casting Director: Jim Heber

Principal Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Jason Patric, Udo Kier, Kevin McDonald, Tattiawna Jones, David Wontner, Darcy Fehr, Brooke Palsson, Tyhr Trubiak, Louis Negin

Director Bio


Guy Maddin is a Canadian screenwriter, director, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His most distinctive quality is his penchant for recreating the look and style of silent or early sound era films which has solidified his popularity and acclaim in alternative film circles.


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