Flirt


1h 25m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Dizzying and deadpan in the best Hartley style, "Flirt" begins in New York City with the story of Bill, whose girlfriend gives him an ultimatum a few hours before leaving for a trip to Paris: make a commitment or end the relationship. Asking for ninety minutes to think it over, he sets out to invest

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Cinepix Film Properties Productions (CFP)
Location
Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Dizzying and deadpan in the best Hartley style, "Flirt" begins in New York City with the story of Bill, whose girlfriend gives him an ultimatum a few hours before leaving for a trip to Paris: make a commitment or end the relationship. Asking for ninety minutes to think it over, he sets out to investigate the only remaining romantic possibility in his life--a married woman named Margaret. Instead, he is forced to confront Margaret's devastated husband, Walter, who turns up with a gun, threatening to shoot himself. Bill's efforts to save Walter wind up literally exploding in his face. The film then proceeds to tell a variation of the same basic story two more times: in Berlin, where the central character is Dwight, a young black American unable to settle down with his boyfriend, Johan, an older German art dealer; and in Tokyo, where a dance student named Miho is torn between her teacher/choreographer, Mr. Ozu and her boyfriend, an American filmmaker.

Crew

Tetsuya Aoki

Generator Operator

Steve Apicella

Assistant Director

M J April

Assistant Director

Mark Bailey

Music

Jennifer Baime

On-Set Dresser

Teresa Ballard

Other

Michael Baskett

Assistant Director

Sarah Black

Grip

Vincent Botsh

Grip

Meg Bowles

Assistant Editor

John Brenkus

Other

Jerome Brownstein

Executive Producer

Reinhard Brundig

Executive Producer

Paul Candrilli

Key Grip

Mara Catalan

Photography

Judy Chin

Makeup Artist

Joe Cimino

Assistant Editor

Thierry Didonna

Art Assistant

Marjorie Durand

Makeup Assistant

Norman Engel

Sound Mixer

Christopher Fanning

Transportation Captain

Catherina Findeisen

Production Assistant

Almut Fitzgerald

Interpreter

Jeff Frederick

Production Assistant

Frank Friedemann

Boom Operator

Ines Fritscher

Wardrobe Assistant

Larry Ganem

Location Manager

Joey Garfield

Art Assistant

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Alyssa Goldberg

Production Assistant

Lisa Gossels

Product Placement

Ulla Gothe

Costume Designer

Folker Greisner

Other

Sarah Gross

Assistant

Nicolay Gutscher

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Martin Hagemann

Line Producer

Steve Hamilton

Editor

Steve Hamilton

Sound Editor

Grete Hartkopf

Other

Hal Hartley

Music

Hal Hartley

Editor

Hal Hartley

Screenplay

China Hayashi

Props

Mark Higashino

Production

Mark Higashino

Photography

Edgar Hinz

Set Decorator

Ted Hope

Producer

Billy Hopkins

Casting Director

Joyce Hsieh

Production Accountant

Carleen Hsu

Associate Producer

Haruko Imamura

Script Supervisor

Yasunobu Isa

Dolly Grip

Satoru Iseki

Executive Producer

Satoru Iseki

Transportation Captain

Miwa Ishiguro

Casting Associate

Toshimori Iwaki

Production

Diana Jaher

Casting Associate

Brigitte Janus

Production Assistant

Fumisada Kaneshiro

Key Grip

Miki Kasamatsu

Assistant

Miki Kasamatsu

Props

Lydia Kavanaugh

Music

Bernhard Keller

Grip

Jami Kibel

Art Assistant

Eric Klein

Grip

Christa Kofer

Photography

Christoph Krauss

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Kruger

Location Manager

Hisami Kuroiwa

Associate Producer

Lars Lange

Props

Rick Lange

Production Assistant

Wolfgang Laubner

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sarah Lavery

Props

Hope Litoff

Props

Susan Littenberg

Assistant Editor

Sherrie Liu

Assistant Editor

Jason Lowi

Production Assistant

Richard Ludwig

Photography

Ann Markel

Assistant

Tomoyuki Maruo

Art Director

Kendall Mccarthy

Production Assistant

Allan R Mckinnon

Craft Service

Kelly Miller

Post-Production Supervisor

Lila Mirochin

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Lila Mirochin

Wardrobe Assistant

Kenji Mizobuchi

Electrician

Andreas Muller

Electrician

Edmund Muller

Production Assistant

Georg Nonnenmacher

Best Boy

Cass O'meara

Production Assistant

Naohiro Ohno

Assistant Property Master

Yoshito Ohno

Choreographer

Mechthild Olliges

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Hiroshi Onishi

Production Assistant

Toshiaki Ozawa

Gaffer

Tom Patterson

Other

Craig Paul

Production Coordinator

Noelle Penraat

Negative Cutting

Stom Norpsan Peterson

Assistant Camera Operator

Linda Phillips

Best Boy

Helmut Prein

Gaffer

Jeff Pullman

Sound Mixer

David Pultz

Other

Hans-joachim Rabs

Dailies

Jennifer Ralston

Sound Mixer

Katrin Rohm

Production Coordinator

Steve Rosenzweig

Production Designer

Christoph Ruter

Casting Director

Katsunori Saito

Best Boy

Tsutomu Sakurai

Other

Tina Salomon

Production Assistant

Dave Samuels

Gaffer

Johnny Santiago

Production Assistant

Ric Schachtenbeck

Art Director

Roland Schmidt

Production Manager

Leah Schoenewolf

Assistant Camera Operator

Axel Scholz

Driver

Hans Schronherr

Assistant Director

Alexander Schubert

Driver

Cornelius Schutz-kraft

Other

David Shanker

Art Assistant

Shinichi Shimano

Assistant Director

Narito Shimizu

Production Assistant

Osamu Shimizu

Boom Operator

Steve Silkensen

Sound Editor

Erla Skuladottir

Assistant Camera Operator

Suzanne Smith

Casting Director

Michael Spiller

Director Of Photography

Reilly Steele

Sound

W Frank Stubbledfield

Gaffer

Frank Stuck

Key Grip

Tsuyoshi Sugino

Casting Director

Jacqui Sullivan

Production Assistant

Fumiaki Suzaka

Set Decorator

Patricia Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Stan Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Shouichi Takeuchi

Location Manager

Osamu Takizawa

Sound Mixer

Kotaro Tanabe

Production Assistant

Amy Tapper

Set Decorator

Jeffrey Taylor

Original Music

Gabrielle Theurer

Makeup Artist

Gabrielle Theurer

Hair

Adrienne Tien

Script Supervisor

Masaki Tokumi

Other

Makiko Tomoda

Production Manager

Adrian Truini

Other

Tommy Tsuda

Production Assistant

Yoko Umezawa

Interpreter

Akira Utsunomiya

Photography

Monika Von Manteuffel

Script Supervisor

Kazutoshi Wadakura

Other

Alexandra Welker

Costume Designer

Karin Wisel

Art Director

Scott Wyles

Security

Hideo Yamaoka

Other

Isao Yukisada

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Cinepix Film Properties Productions (CFP)
Location
Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States on Video June 3, 1997

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Summer August 7, 1996

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Opening Night in Park City) January 18-28, 1996.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 7-16, 1995.

Began shooting February 1993.

Completed shooting March 22, 1995.

Hal Hartley's previous short "Flirt" (USA/1993), starring Parker Posey and Martin Donovan, will comprise the New York segment of this tryptich film.

The Berlin segment was shot September 7-13, 1994 and the Tokyo segment March 15-22, 1995.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Opening Night in Park City) January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video June 3, 1997

Released in United States Summer August 7, 1996

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 7-16, 1995.)