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The Blackout Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matthew Modine, Dennis Hopper, Béatrice Dalle, Claudia Schiffer, Sarah Lassez

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THE BLACKOUT is a movie cowritten and directed by Abel Ferrara in 1997.
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Matthew Modine, an actor with severe alcohol and drugs problems, is consulting a psychiatrist because he can't accept that Béatrice Dalle, his girlfriend of 5 years, has left him. Furthermore, Modine is persuaded that he has committed a murder while on drugs but suffers from a mental blackout on this particular event.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Miami Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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