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Review: 'Il Futuro' Starring Rutger Hauer

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 6, 2013 8:00 AM
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In the cluttered tenement buildings of Greece exists Bianca (Manuela Martelli) and Tomas (Luigi Ciardo), teenage siblings attempting to survive in the wake of their parents’ death. Bianca is the responsible one, cooking and cleaning for her younger brother, trying to complete her studies while laboring at the local salon, desperate for a chance to cut hair instead of merely washing customers. Tomas, dimmer by more than half, shirks his studies by spending days working at a local gym, a job that involves unusual hours and shady clients with clasped hands brandishing wads of bills. It’s bad enough they have to deal with raging hormones without supervision: when Tomas falls asleep to the sounds of pirated cable, Bianca grabs the remote and finds a quieter channel that allows her to slumber in his arms, mere clicks away from the illegal pornography Tomas sought when he paid for the package himself. Sex is in the air, ready to pry their two-person family apart. This is "Il Futuro," where every gesture is pregnant with psychological complexity and tragic regret.

Exclusive: Trailer For Sexy Sundance Drama 'Il Futuro' Starring Rutger Hauer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 11:01 AM
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There are few actors on the big screen who command the kind of presence Rutger Hauer brings to the various roles he plays. While he's mostly known to North American audiences for his roles in genre films such as "Blade Runner," "Sin City," "Hobo With A Shotgun" and more, Hauer is also a gifted dramatic actor, and he heads to the Sundance Film Festival this week with a tantalizing drama that should shed some new light on his talent.

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