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by Sophie Barthes


Paul Giamatti is an actor who becomes so impassioned with the characters and roles that he plays that he has trouble disassociating himself from the character after the scene is done. As a result his mind and spirit are a tangled mass of emotions that he seems to have trouble separating from his own feelings. As he struggles to play Uncle Vanya he reads an article in the New Yorker regarding "Soul Storage", which in fact is a procedural clinic that physically removes one's soul from their body. While hesitant at first to go through with such a procedure, being unsure how it would affect the life around him, Paul decides to go ahead...

international title: Cold Souls
original title: Cold Souls
country: United States, France
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Sophie Barthes
film run: 101'
release date: UK 13/11/2009, CH 01/10/2009, DK 29/04/2010, FR 05/05/2010, BE 02/06/2010, NL 19/08/2010
screenplay: Sophie Barthes
cast: Paul Giamatti, Dina Korzun, Emily Watson, David Strathairn, Katheryn Winnick, Lauren Ambrose, Boris Kievsky, Oksana Lada, Natalia Zvereva, Rebecca Brooksher
cinematography by: Andrij Parekh
film editing: Andrew Mondshein
art director: Beth Mickle
costumes designer: Erin Benach
music: Dickon Hinchliffe
producer: Daniel Carey, Elizabeth Giamatti, Paul Stephen Mezey, Andrij Parekh
production: Memento Production, Journeyman Pictures (USA)
distributor: The Works, Pathé Films AG, Miracle Film Distribution, Memento Distribution, Imagine, September Film Distribution Netherlands

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