2009   USA, France Cold Souls
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Director:Sophie Barthes
Studio:Journeyman Pictures
Writer:Sophie Barthes
IMDb Rating:6.5 (5,013 votes)
Awards:1 nomination
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Duration:101 min
Sophie Barthes  ...  (Director)
Sophie Barthes  ...  (Writer)
Paul Giamatti  ...  Paul
Dina Korzun  ...  Nina
Emily Watson  ...  Claire
David Strathairn  ...  Dr. Flintstein
Katheryn Winnick  ...  Sveta
Lauren Ambrose  ...  Stephanie
Boris Kievsky  ...  Oleg
Oksana Lada  ...  Sasha
Natalia Zvereva  ...  Anastasia
Rebecca Brooksher  ...  Yelena
Yevgeniy Dekhtyar  ...  Hotel Receptionist
Floanne Ankah  ...  Ballerina
Fabrizia Dal Farra  ...  Ballerina
Polina Gorokhovskaya  ...  Sophisticated Prostitute
Michael Aronov  ...  Mafioso
Marie-Pierre Beausejour  ...  Sonya
Kevin Cannon  ...  Angry Protestor
Erin Cronican  ...  Assistant to Director
Alexandra Donhoeffner  ...  Ballerina
John Farrer  ...  Dream Sequence Violinist
Ted Koch  ...  INS Officer
Gregory Korostishevsky  ...  Yuri
Eliezer Meyer  ...  Russian Airline Passenger
Armand Schultz  ...  Astrov
Stella Stark  ...  Paul's young mother
Wendy Rich Stetson  ...  Soul Storage Mother
Michael Tucker  ...  Frank- Director
Andrij Parekh  ...  Cinematographer
Seth Austin  ...  Androgynous Person
Gabriel Furman  ...  Russian Soap Doctor
Michael Stuhlbarg  ...  Hedge Fund Consultant
Laura Heisler  ...  Female Client in Promo
Brienin Bryant  ...  Young Woman in Soul Storage
Summary: Writer/director Sophie Barthes crafts this metaphysical tragicomedy, which straddles the line between reality and fantasy, set in a world where souls are extracted from humans and traded as commodites. Paul Giamatti is an anxious New Yorker who finds the answer to his deep-rooted malaise after stumbling upon an article about a high-tech company that claims to have found a solution to human suffering. By deep-freezing souls, claims the company, they can give their customers a life free from fear, doubt, and worry. Eager to free himself from the emotional burden of angst, Giamatti eagerly enlists their services. Trouble arises, however, when Giamatti's soul is swiped by a soul-trafficking "mule" who in turn gives it to a no-talent Russian soap opera actress. Now, in order to get back the soul that is rightfully his, Giamatti must make the arduous trip to St. Petersburg, along the way discovering that the true key to happiness isn't the absence of pain, but the ability to experience the entire spectrum of emotion and cherish the things that really matter.

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