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A beutiful & artistic look at the life of forgotten artists
on 6 September 2001
When a young, mentally challenged man finds himself torn in a world of greedy friends, manipulative acquaintances and the girl of his dreams, he finds his life in a compelling mix of freedom and consequence. After a young, talented artist apparently commits suicide, his roomate's paintings are confused for his own and he becomes an overnight artistic legend. However, his friends, all transients who have nary a penny to their name, plan to exploit their deceased friend's newly found fame for a taste of riches and fame. And they'll go to any length to make sure nothing comes between them and that dream, even if it means destroying the life of one of their own. Fabulously bizarre performances delivered by Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smitts and Milla Jojovich. Co-written by U2's Bono and directed by Wim Wenders.