Girl From Monday, The (2005)

Original Title : The Girl from Monday
Director : Hal Hartley
Writer : Hal Hartley
Genre : Action
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Steve Hamilton , Hal Hartley , Lisa Porter
Music : Hal Hartley
Photography : Sarah Cawley
Distributor : Hart Sharp Video
MPAA Rating : Rated R for language, some nudity and brief sexuality.
IMDB ID : 0388973
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Bill Sage Jack
Sabrina Lloyd Cecile
Tatiana Abracos The Girl From Monday
Leo Fitzpatrick William
D.J. Mendel Abercrombie
James Urbaniak Funk
Juliana Francis Rita
David Neumann Soldier
Ryan Bronz Soldier
Michael Cassidy Ted
Normandy Sherwood Emily
James Stanley Doc
Paul Urbanski CEO
Edie Falco Judge
Matt Kalman Nick
Tanya Perez Theresa
Jenny Seastone Stern Martha
Gary Wilmes Adjuster
Cordelia Reynolds Gun Saleswoman
Linda Horwatt Rachel
Elizabeth Faulkner Court Secretary
James Findlay Taxi Driver
Adrienne Campbell-Holt Classroom Student
Adam D. Grant Classroom Student
Christél Halliburton Classroom Student
Jarah Classroom Student
Darius Safavi Classroom Student
Tana Sarntinoranont Classroom Student
Audrey Lynn Weston Classroom Student
Jay Thomas Bavaro Soldier (uncredited
Margaret Rose Champagne Teacher (uncredited


In the not-distant-future, the market has taken over everything, thanks to the marketers. The consumer is king, and those who see value outside of the marketplace are "enemies of the consumer", terrorists, and "partisan" enemies that the state must dispose of. Protagonist Jack seems to be at one with the media corporations (after all, his marketing ideas led to the institutionalization of the exchange of sex for enhanced buying power), but is he somehow involved with the feeble and pathetic resistance movement? Does he love Cecile, his colleague, or is she a pawn in his game? And what of the mysterious girl from Monday? Are immigrants from the star system "Monday" really assisting the partisans?


The oddest Harley film yet, 29 January 2005 Author: kerecsen Being a huge fan of the films that Hartley did in the 90's, I couldn't wait to see this movie at Sundance. In fact it was one of the two movies I absolutely had to see (the other one was Mirrormask).I can't say that I got what I expected. The movie proclaims itself to be a "Science fiction film by Hal Harley". It is neither science fiction (unless you count Kurt Vonnegut as science fiction), nor a typical Harley film. The special effects that you expect in a science fiction are nowhere to be found. In fact, big chunks of the movie aren't even in technicolor.The whole movie is shot with very long exposure times and frame rates reaching down to 5-10 fps, leading to a totally dreamlike look.But enough about technicalities... 'As I said the movie was a surprise but a very pleasant one. Harley uses his favorite themes of alienation (this time with actual aliens) and random, but very deep personal connections. He paints a weird but very familiar world of people treating sex as a means to getting what they want -- but with a quite interesting twist. Other current subjects, like civil liberties (ie: the lack thereof) and teenage crime are also treated to a round of deep black, dripping irony.All in all I would recommend the movie, but not as a mindless Friday-night excursion. I give it an A.
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