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29 Ratings


Directed by Mark Rappaport
United States, 1979


Brecht said drama should always be performed with the house lights up so that that the spectator never forgot he was watching a play. Rappaport wants to remind us how artificial realism is, and how unreal our lives are.

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Imposters Directed by Mark Rappaport

Critics reviews

Impostors isn’t my favorite Rappaport film — I’d assign that place to the 1977 Local Color — but with a $115,000 budget and an all-star cast, it’s probably the most lavish, in thought as well as deed. (I should add that, having watched a fair amount of the shooting two summers ago for a American Film production story, I find it more interesting than I might have otherwise.)
May 06, 1981
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  • josé neves's rating of the film Imposters

    When the farce is so much exposed and revealed, wanting to be funnier than wit itself, something gets lost in that far-fetched signs of accumulation, including the joke. There is, however, an approximation to the figurative universe of some Jacques Rivette, namely "Céline et Julie ...", which, through that involuntary memory, makes it entertaining.

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