The Time Being

Synopsis: An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be.
Genre: Mystery
Director(s): Nenad Cicin-Sain
Production: Tribeca Film
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min



I'd like to see children

playing on a jungle gym.

You know the park at the end of

Venice Beach near Windward Street?

I want you to go there.

Around 4:
00 tomorrow.

No, go at 4:
00 exactly.

All right, look, I don't know

what you're into, but...

I just told you I want

to see children at play

and you accuse me of being

some kind of deviant.

Is there anything else

you'd like to say to me

or would you just

like to leave now?

I work tomorrow,

I can do it Friday.

Don't you think a man has

to do whatever he has to do

in order to support his family?

I'll give you $2,000.

Bring the footage

exactly 5:
00 on Friday.

Would you give me the

card in there, please

I found a huge one.

You did?

You wanna pick it?


These are growing

in really well.

Did you film what I asked?

Yes, wanna see it?

Sit down.

Have you told your wife

that you're working for me?

Of course, she's my wife.

I share everything with her.

Oh, really, everything?


Well, if you tell anybody else,

these meetings are over.

What do you do for a living?

That's a very American way

to qualify a person's value.

I was in commodities.

Does it make any difference?

I'm very tired today. Why don't

you show me what you filmed?

Come on, come on.

Would you ask Anjelica please

to bring me some water?

You'll find her

standing by the door.

- Warner would like...

- What is this?

Can't you even take

a fucking direction?

I told you the jungle gym.

I thought the other kids

were more interesting.

I don't recall asking you

what you think is interesting.


In fact, I'm sure I asked you

not to think at all.

This is a waste of my time.

Get out.

Hey, I'm trying here.

I skipped work, so that

I could get that for you

and I expect to get paid.

You do your job properly,

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