Alexandre Rockwell returns with a toolbox full of the bizarre when crafting this murder mystery – a riddle with most of its conventional components replaced by quirkiness. Hollywood director Pete Smalls is, as hinted by the title, dead, or at least that is what someone wants people to think. There seems to be a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the closed casket... His friend K.C. decides to stir things up and travels behind the curtains in the City of Angels – a place mostly populated by tricky devils. With a cigarette in the corner of his mouth and a band-aid covering his nose, The Station Agent star Pete Dinklage looks like a short statured Jack Nicholson á la Chinatown. It most certainly adds an interesting dimension when a well-known independent director decides to tackle the crème de la crème in his very own field of work. Is there possibly an ounce of personal experience to this strange postcard from Hollywood?

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Title
Pete Smalls Is Dead
Director
Alexandre Rockwell
Country
USA
Length
94 min
Festival
2010
Section
American Independents
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2010
Cast
Peter Dinklage, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Roth, Theresa Wayman, Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel
Producer
Floyd Byars, Brandon Cole, Paul Hudson, Dan Keston, Jen Li, Alexandre Rockwell, Sean-Michael Smith
Script
Brandon Cole, Alexandre Rockwell
Music
Mader

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