John Moulder-Brown at 17 (passing for 15)
The Northwest Film Forum has just announced that they're extending the run
of Jerzy Skolimowski's hilarious and heartbreaking Deep End. Made 37 years
ago, but denied a formal US release until now, it's my favorite film of the new
year, and that includes such highly touted titles as P.T. Anderson's eight-time
Oscar nominee There Will Be Blood and Christian Mungiu's Palme d'Or-winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (opening in Seattle on 2/8; venue to be announced).
Both, incidentally, are well worth seeing, but Deep End is funnier and sexier-
and just as tragic as the latter, though the repurcussions are less wide-ranging.
The Manchester-born Kwouk at 76
Plus, as Siffblog contributor E. Steven Fried brought to my attention, the hotdog vendor is played by Pink Panther and Bond veteran Burt Kwouk. A glance at the IMDb reveals that Mr. Kwouk is alive and well and working regularly on British television. That special something he adds to Deep End only serves to make a fine film better.
In my review, I also neglected to single out German actor Karl Michael Vogler (Downhill Racer, Patton, etc.) who valiantly tackles a more substantial--if some-
what thankless--role as Mike's former gym teacher (and Susan's married lover).
Vogler at 35
Click here for original review. Deep End continues at the North-
west Film Forum Sun., 1/27 - Thurs., 1/31, at 7:15 and 9:15pm
(no screenings 1/30). Images from Bravo, the NWFF, and Squat.