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The Local
The Local
Actors: Dan Eberle, Karl Herlinger, Maya Ferrara, Beau Allulli, Paul James Vasquez
Director: Dan Eberle
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2009     1hr 30min

The Local follows Noname, an enigmatic man running from a tortured past. He is trapped in a violent Brooklyn underworld as the lowly drug runner for a gang of crazed veterans. There, Noname is approached by a wealthy out-o...  more »

     
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Actors: Dan Eberle, Karl Herlinger, Maya Ferrara, Beau Allulli, Paul James Vasquez
Director: Dan Eberle
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Amazing movie
G. Madeira | 12/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is smart and engaging with striking and artistic cinematography. It has the unique ability to appeal both to people who prefer action/violence and people who prefer movies with a softer, compassionate side. The storyline is sweet and redemptive even though the characters are all in a pretty bad place in their lives and there is a lot of violence and drugs. The violence only serves as a means to make the viewer feel even better when the redemption does happen, much like the disonance in great works of classical music that comes before the resolution. It is also a reminder that no matter what place people are in their lives, we all still share the common ground of being human beings with the possibility to change our lot in life.

The Local is an essentially American film, not only because it is shot in Brooklyn, New York but also because it celebrates the ever-present capacity to change your life that our system enables.

Another thing I love about this movie is that there are multiple storylines happening simultaneously. This makes the movie constantly engaging on many levels as you can't wait to catch up with each plotline. The layers of emotion weave into each other as one story is heartbreakingly sad and in the next moment, another story is fraught with suspense, while another has a moment of levity.

I highly recommend checking this movie out."
The Local - an amazing film
Kelly Gray | 12/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Normally I don't like really dark films but this was so highly recommended that I had to give it a chance. I'd have to say the best part of this movie is the way it immediately sets the tone. Right away you can tell the mood and it carries through the entire film.
Dan Eberle stars as NoName - the main character - but he also wrote and directed the movie. It is difficult to tell which is his strongest suit because the story is believeable and when you see Eberle as NoName, you are drawn to him.
I hate to sound cheesey, but you can totally walk away from this movie having learned something. It is a story of redemption and you realize that if NoName can redeem himself by saving another, anyone can.
I'd recommend this film to anyone who wants to see something different - in a good way - than what is playing in theatres. This is definitely a story that will envelope you and make you think."