COLD SOULS

Believe me, when you get rid of the soul everything makes so much more sense.

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Genre: Comedy / Drama

Director: Sophie Barthes

Cast: Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun

Distribution: E1 Entertainment

 

Paul Giamatti plays a New York actor named Paul Giamatti, suffering from an existential crisis in the form of an actor’s block. He has difficulty getting into the role of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’ in one of its stage productions. After reading an article in the New Yorker, he decides to check out a new medical concept called “soul storage”. The souls (or a substantial portion of the souls) are extracted and stored for a period of time to let the customers become released of their anguish. “Believe me, when you get rid of the soul everything makes so much more sense,” asserts David Strathairn’s delightfully annoying Dr. Flintstein. After having his soul extracted, Giamatti becomes an upbeat and confident person, but a terrible actor. He demands his chickpea- shaped soul back, only to find out that it won’t be that easy with the Russian soul-traders in business.

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