First trailer for Guy Maddin’s gangster noir ‘Keyhole’

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One of the most distinctive filmmakers alive today arrived at TIFF this past September with one of the most divisive films of the fest. Canada’s very own Guy Maddin unveiled his latest, Keyhole, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. The film had my colleagues divided, with some hailing it as his best work and others dismissing it altogether. We previously posted two clips, but now a trailer has arrived.


Synopsis: A gangster and deadbeat father, Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric), returns home after a long absence. He is toting two teenagers: a drowned girl, Denny, who has mysteriously returned to life; and a bound-and-gagged hostage, who is actually his own teenage son, Manners. Confused Ulysses doesn’t recognize his own son, but he feels with increasing conviction he must make an indoor odyssey from the back door of his home all the way up, one room at a time, to the marriage bedroom where his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) awaits.


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