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Hal Hartley is a Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Sound and Thanks American born on 3 november 1959 at Lindenhurst (USA)

Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley
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Nationality USA
Birth 3 november 1959 (64 years) at Lindenhurst (USA)

Hal Hartley (born November 3, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for his films Trust, Amateur and Henry Fool, which are notable for deadpan humour and offbeat characters quoting philosophical dialogue.

His films provided a career launch for a number of actors, including Adrienne Shelly, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas and Elina Löwensohn. Hartley frequently scores his own films using his pseudonym Ned Rifle, and his soundtracks regularly feature music by indie rock acts Yo La Tengo and P J Harvey.

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Ted Hope
Ted Hope
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Bill Sage
Bill Sage
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Miho Nikaido
(6 films)
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Filmography of Hal Hartley (16 films)

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Actor

Flirt
Flirt (1995)
, 1h25
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Bill Sage, Parker Posey, Robert John Burke, Martin Donovan, Miho Nikaido, Erica Gimpel
Roles Hal (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1485853.1485853.1485853.1485853.148585
In New York, Bill (Bill Sage) struggles to decide whether he has a future with Emily (Parker Posey), while attempting to restrain Walter (Martin Donovan), the angry husband of a woman he thinks he might be in love with.

Director

Ned Rifle
Ned Rifle (2014)

Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Liam Aiken, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, Martin Donovan, Lloyd Kaufman
Rating61% 3.0943153.0943153.0943153.0943153.094315
Fay Grim (Parker Posey) a passé quatre ans en détention préventive pour des activités terroristes présumées et est transférée dans un pénitencier fédéral pour purger une peine d'emprisonnement à vie. Son fils, Ned Rifle (Liam Aiken), a été placé sous protection de témoins dans une famille chrétienne. Le film suit l'intention de Ned de tuer son père, Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), pour avoir ruiné la vie de sa mère, Fay Grim. Par la suite, Ned rencontre Susan (Aubrey Plaza), qui a une connexion au passé de Henry Fool.
Meanwhile
Meanwhile (2011)
, 59minutes
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Miho Nikaido, Penelope Lagos, Scott Shepherd
Rating65% 3.2895953.2895953.2895953.2895953.289595
A man must traverse the city of Manhattan to get the keys to a friend’s apartment while coming in contact with various New Yorkers along the way.
Fay Grim
Fay Grim (2006)
, 1h58
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, Liam Aiken, Jeff Goldblum, Jasmin Tabatabai, Megan Gay
Rating60% 3.0467253.0467253.0467253.0467253.046725
Seven years after the events of Henry Fool, Fay Grim (Parker Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Jeff Goldblum) to try to locate 'the confession novel' notebooks that belonged to her fugitive husband (Thomas Jay Ryan) whom he believes to be deceased. Fay is launched into a world of espionage as she travels to Paris to retrieve some of the journals, each having mysteriously appeared in the hands of the most unlikely of people. Simon Grim, Fay's brother and Nobel Prize–winning poet because of Henry, remains home with his sister's son, the CIA and his publisher.
The Girl from Monday, 1h24
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Bill Sage, Sabrina Lloyd, Leo Fitzpatrick, Michael Cassidy, Edie Falco, James Urbaniak
Rating53% 2.651732.651732.651732.651732.65173
A being from another planet (Abracos) arrives on Earth and takes human form.
No Such Thing, 1h42
Directed by Hal Hartley
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Actors Sarah Polley, Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Robert John Burke, Baltasar Kormákur, Erica Gimpel
Rating59% 2.999872.999872.999872.999872.99987
Beatrice (Sarah Polley) is a young woman working in a media center under a woman known only as The Boss (Helen Mirren). She receives a recording from her fiancé Jim, who has been sent as part of a small production crew to Iceland to investigate a Monster that lives there. Determined to find her fiancé, Beatrice convinces her boss to send her to Iceland, but her plane crashes. She is the only survivor and, in order to walk again, undergoes an extremely painful, radical surgery. As she recovers, she befriends Dr. Anna (Julie Christie), who helps her travel to the remote village where the monster lives.
Henry Fool
Henry Fool (1998)
, 2h17
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors James Urbaniak, Thomas Jay Ryan, Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, James Saito, Kevin Corrigan
Rating70% 3.54633.54633.54633.54633.5463
Socially inept garbage-man Simon Grim is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty rogue and untalented novelist. Henry opens the world of literature to Simon, and inspires him to write "the great American poem". Simon struggles to get his work recognized, and it is often dismissed as pornographic tat, but Henry continues to push and inspire Simon to get the poem published.
The Book of Life, 1h5
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Martin Donovan, Thomas Jay Ryan, Miho Nikaido, Michael Marisi Ornstein, James Urbaniak, Don Creech
Rating64% 3.247023.247023.247023.247023.24702
Aéroport JFK, New York, le 31 décembre 1999. Jésus débarque avec son assistante, la belle et mystérieuse Magdalena. Tout le monde se pose la même question : le commencement du nouveau millénaire signifie-t-il la fin du monde ? Au cours de la journée, Jésus va parcourir New-York, croiser croyants et impies, à l'heure où il faut décider du sort des âmes humaines. Le Diable est également en ville, errant de bar en bar, pour récupérer les âmes pures. Un homme et une femme, un couple parmi tous les autres, va être soumis à sa rhétorique tentatrice. Secondé par une armée d'avocats, Jésus va tenter de renégocier les termes de l'Apocalypse. La colère de Dieu plane dans le ciel de New-York, en ce jour où tout peut basculer.
Flirt
Flirt (1995)
, 1h25
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Bill Sage, Parker Posey, Robert John Burke, Martin Donovan, Miho Nikaido, Erica Gimpel
Rating62% 3.1485853.1485853.1485853.1485853.148585
In New York, Bill (Bill Sage) struggles to decide whether he has a future with Emily (Parker Posey), while attempting to restrain Walter (Martin Donovan), the angry husband of a woman he thinks he might be in love with.
Amateur
Amateur (1994)
, 1h45
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Michael Gaston, Damian Young, Parker Posey
Rating67% 3.396413.396413.396413.396413.39641
Donovan plays Thomas, an amnesiac trying to put his life back together, who meets an ex-nun (Huppert) writing pornographic stories. The scenes of overt violence were new territory for Hartley, but the film was still in his usual deadpan and dialogue-driven style.
Simple Men
Simple Men (1992)
, 1h41
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Robert John Burke, Bill Sage, Karen Sillas, Elina Löwensohn, Martin Donovan, Holly Marie Combs
Rating70% 3.546073.546073.546073.546073.54607
Brothers Bill and Dennis reunite after their anarchist father escapes from the hospital.
Surviving Desire, 1h
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Martin Donovan, Matt Malloy
Rating71% 3.594043.594043.594043.594043.59404
College professor Jude (Donovan) becomes smitten with a student named Sofie (Ward). The two enjoy a brief time together, only to find that numerous obstacles, both tangible and intangible, prevent them from moving forward. Their conflict begins to expose parallels with the themes Jude covers in his literature class.
The Unbelievable Truth, 1h30
Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, David Healy, Matt Malloy, Edie Falco, Paul Schulze
Rating71% 3.5957853.5957853.5957853.5957853.595785
Audry is expected to remain with her high-school boyfriend and become a successful fashion model, but she instead becomes interested in a man of mystery, a man with at least one manslaughter in his past. Many characters speculate about how many people he might have killed, and the stories of his past are taller every time they are told. A genius mechanic who is uncomfortable with relationships, he has to learn to adapt to the interest of this woman supposedly beyond his reach, and to learn to trust his instincts when he has to fight to win her back.