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on January 14, 2010 | Comments Off
The Missing Person is modern film noir in the spirit of Raymond Chandler shot with a gorgeous, desaturated color palette and grimy, moody lighting. A beautifully evocative film, The Missing Person is presented in high definition at Living Room beginning January 15.
The Los Angeles Times says, “It’s a great-looking movie, with an evocative use of music and, in rugged-yet-sensitive Michael Shannon, has an actor whose forceful, focused presence is the film’s sturdy linchpin.“
The Oregonian writes about Michael Shannon’s performance, “Shannon does the noir act devilishly well.”
The Portland Mercury calls the film, “Seedy, beautiful, and poignantly funny.”
A sardonic, gin-soaked detective contends with an odd cast of characters while tailing a mysterious, middle-aged man traveling with a Mexican boy from Chicago to Los Angeles in writer/director Noah Buschel’s twisting neo-noir mystery. John Rosow is a Chicago gumshoe whose skill for cracking a case often comes with a price; he has a penchant for getting in over his head, but he never loses his cool. Contacted by influential lawyer Drexler Hewitt and asked to shadow a man Rosow collects his cash and instructions from Hewitt’s gruff assistant Miss Charley, and sets out on his latest assignment. Upon arriving in Santa Monica, however, Rosow is caught off guard to learn that his objective has been updated. He is now to bring the man back to New York. For his efforts, Rosow will receive the tidy sum of a half-a-million dollars. Later, as Rosow attempts to track down his target, a Segway-riding LAPD officer and a cab driver with extensive knowledge of the Catholic saints offer some helpful clues to the man’s whereabouts as meddling FBI agent close in and a sensual femme fatale follows his every move.
Watch The Missing Person trailer HERE.