FRANCE / USA – 2012 – 94 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY QUENTIN DUPIEUX
Dolph Springer ("Reno 911"’s Jack Plotnick) awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life – his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey which spirals into the realm of the absurd. On his quest, he drastically alters the lives of several severely bizarro characters, including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl ("Entourage"'s Alexis Dziena), a mentally unstable, jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, an eccentric pet detective (Steve Little of HBO’s "Eastbound And Down") and most mysterious of all, an enigmatic pony-tailed guru, Master Chang (William Fichtner) who imparts his teachings to Dolph on how to metaphysically reconnect with his pet. From fearless cinematic surrealist Quentin Dupieux, the director behind the head-exploding Rubber, WRONG is an entrancing and wholly original hallucinatory universe all its own, which TwitchFilm calls "a wild and hilarious ride of absurdity!"
"...there’s a winning confidence to the filmmaking, which is deceptively stylish – Dupieux favours nervy close-ups and blurred foregrounds – and some real soul in Plotnick’s performance."
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"The slow drip-drip-drip of dialogue will delight some and frustrate others, which is pretty much the story of WRONG..."
- THE TORONTO STAR
"With deliberate framing and unsettling, yet specific, composition and crystal clarity, Dupieux captures these moments with disarming frankness, taking something banal, like a conversation between two neighbours, and turning it into a clue or act of subtext."
"Though some of his ideas inevitably succeed better than others, few contemporary comedies display anything like its ingenuity or daring. For any viewer who’s sympathetic to Dupieux’s deliriously askew sensibility, Wrong is bound to feel very, very right."
- THE GRID
" Dupieux allows us to get roped into the magic of all that is wrong in this man's world..."
"There is no middle ground when it comes to the films of Quentin Dupieux."
- TORONTO FILM SCENE
"The ultimate defence of the absurdist director Quentin Dupieux is that he tells you, right up front, that nothing that happens in his movies will mean anything."
- NOW MAGAZINE
OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012
"Text book surrealism... Definitely worth your attention!"
"GROUNDHOG DAY remade by Buñuel."