Trailer Watch: $9.99

$9.99 is an Australian/Israeli stop-motion animated film that features the voices of Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, and Samuel Johnson. It premiered at a couple of festivals late last year but finally hits limited release in New York and LA on June 19, 2009. (No word yet on elsewhere in the States.)

I’m sold on just the visuals alone, but if you need more after watching the trailer, here’s the official scoop:

Based on the Short Stories of Etgar Keret, and adapted for the screen by Etgar Keret and Director Tatia Rosenthal, $9.99 is a stop motion animated feature which offers slightly less than $10 worth about the meaning of life.

Have you ever wondered “What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?” The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You’ll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms your reason for being! The booklet, printed on the finest paper, contains illuminating, exquisite colour pictures, and could be yours for a mere $9.99.

This is the ad that alters the life of the unemployed 28 year old who still lives at home, Dave Peck. In his struggle to share his find with the world, Dave’s surreal path crosses with those of his unusual neighbours: an old man and his disgruntled guardian angel, a magician in debt, a bewitching woman who likes her men extra smooth, a broken hearted man who befriends a group of hard partying two inch tall students, and a little boy who sets his piggy bank free. Their stories are woven together, examining the post-modern meaning of hope.

You can see and learn more at the official site.

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 22:45 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: Trailers

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  1. Written by Gerald Dudley
    on 2009-05-08 at 00:14

    Welp, I’m sold! Here’s hoping it comes to a few Angelika film centers.

  2. Written by Lincoln
    on 2009-05-08 at 18:43

    I really enjoyed Keret’s book of short stories, The Girl on the Fridge, so I hope this is more of the same.

  3. Written by Dean A
    on 2009-06-13 at 19:13

    Few will see it unless it goes on sale, and in ntsc for American video, not PAL. I have looked everywhere to buy it. It should have been released by now. It looks good, but, good enough to wait months for it? No.
    Shame. I would like to see it. Own it. I am not able to travel to theaters supposedly showing it.

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