"Things People Do" : Winner of the 40th-Anniversary Award at Deauville

September 25, 2014 5:50 PM

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"A man losing his job is a modern horror story," director Saar Klein told me, a propos of his new film Things People Do which just won the 40th Anniversary Award at the Deauville American Film Festival.

In Things People Do, an insurance man with an ideal middle-class set up---an attractive blonde wife, two sons and a swimming pool, in the heart of the California desert--loses his job because he is too "nice" when investigating insurance claims. And like the protagonist of Murnau's celebrated 1924 f...

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