Variety - 09/25/1995
"...Densely characterized, loaded with non sequitur exchanges and reveling in its clever complexity....[The] casting is on the nose..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/23/1996
"...There's an effortless, casual perfection to this worldly and sophisticated picture....FLIRT has a terrifically clean, spare look combined with an easy flow..."
Hal Hartley's cinematic experiment, FLIRT, presents a film shot in three parts at three different locations: New York, Berlin, and Tokyo. Each story contains the same basic elements--a love triangle, a phone call, a crisis, and a shooting--but the specifics change with each city and situation. In New York, a noncommittal man (William Sage) contemplates a future with the woman (Parker Posey) he's currently involved with; in Berlin, a gay man (Dwight Ewell) wavers between two lovers; and in Tokyo, a female flirt (Miho Nikaido) ponders life with her American boyfriend (Hartley himself). By taking one plot (and essentially the same script) and transposing it to three sets of characters and locales, Hartley creates an intriguing (and at times self-mocking) trilogy that questions the nature of commitment.
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