My Old Addiction



(out of 5)

Director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) sends out four video cameras on a Los Angeles afternoon to film various actors improvising to a pre-arranged story, interacting at various times and switching over story lines at some points. Great idea, but why is it so boring? The characters mostly mumble and shuffle around for two hours, and none of the plotlines are of any dramatic weight, something pretty shameful for a cast that includes , ,  and (my personal favourite) .  The film displays all four cameras simultaneously, each taking up a quarter of the screen with the sound switching back and forth to direct your attention (the DVD edition allows you to choose the sound points yourself).


USA, 2000

Directed by 

Story by Mike Figgis

Cinematography by 

Produced by Mike Figgis,

Music by Mike Figgis, 

Production Design by

Costume Design by


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