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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2009)
Directed by:
Jodie Markell
Writer:
Tennessee Williams
Starring:
Bryce Dallas HowardDavid StrathairnEllen BurstynAnn-Margret
Release Date:
30 December 2009
Genres:
DramaRomance
Region:
USA
Language:
English
Color:
Color

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After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy (Evans), the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father (Strathairn) and an insane mother who works at a store on her family's plantation. She tries to pass him off as an upper-class suitor to appease the spinster aunt (Ann-Margret) who controls her family's fortune, but when she loses a diamond, it places their tenuous relationship in further jeopardy. Burstyn is attached to play Fisher's mother.

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'Aki Kaurismaki' said in an interview that this is the only film he has made where he either was drunk or had a serious hangover while shooting. The lengthy monologue of Matti Pellonpää is an exact rendition of the poem "La grasse matinée", written by poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert.

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