The Resident

Synopsis: In New York, Dr. Juliet Bliss Devereau of the Brooklyn General Hospital has ended her relationship with her boyfriend Jack and is seeking an apartment in Brooklyn to live alone. She finds a bargain in an old apartment building owned by the handsome and lonely Max and one night she misinterprets his signals and dates him. However she concludes that it is too soon to have a love affair... but is that really the end of it?
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Antti Jokinen
Production: Imaeg Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

A cook.

-- He has no pulse.

Code green.

We are going to intubate him and the hole

in his heart to.

I got it.

Looks good.

Blood pressure is stable.

Tell the brain surgeon that

comes a problem case.

Where's the bedroom?

-- This is your bedroom.

And your kitchen and your dining room

and den. Real New York.

There is a bonus.

The view is great.

Is this a great view?

-- Interested?


Excuse me.

Someone called and said there was something to rent?

That is not done.

-- Can I see it?

As you look.

I can not afford.

-- It costs 38.


-- The apartment. It costs 38.

A thousand?

What's the catch?

Is there a nightclub on the first floor?

The heater is separate.

It takes a lot to get warm here.

This is a bold statement in the winter.


-- This is the best view of the building.

Are you the caretaker?

-- Owner.

In the '40s, bought

my family this building ...

and to answer your question,

"No, there is no nightclub.

Many of my tenants have moved

so I renovate the apartments.

Until then, it's rather noisy.

That I do not care.

I am an emergency physician ...

when we sleep, we sleep really.

A few things about the building.

For your cell phone you have poor reception.

That I still look out.

Then the F line.

A maintenance track runs under the building

by, especially at night.

I need your Social Security number is required

and three references.

That I have, and if you want my tax information

the last five years.

Please no pets.

-- Of course.

The heating makes the morning

rather noisy.

You have not yet seen my credentials.

-- I still do.

Look around.

I'm going back to work.

I have about 100 minutes

in the city.

So you need to stuff 60

rental truck to get out of this ...

or I have to calculate one day.

Take a deep breath but I do not want you

your efforts by talking.

You rent the only mover in New York

not really moving stuff?

You do not have much to you.

-- I have many discarded.

I had that bed looked like two

and burn ...

but I need at night to sleep somewhere.

I do not forgive easily.

-- Change is good.

Shall we go get that mattress?

This is my grandfather, August.

She is our new tenant.

Do you have pets?

-- No.

Make much noise?

-- Not at all.

I got you scared.

Nice to meet you.

This is Crystal Meth.

Do nothing.

-- Calm down, it'll be fine.

No, do not.


-- It'll be fine.

You have a long day.

It was a crazy day.

Rob and I are going out. You coming?

-- I'm going home and to bed early.



You should not think of him.

-- The love of my life has betrayed me.

In my own bed.

When I look at myself,

I see someone who was not good enough.

You had enough.

You are enough.

More than enough.

He's an a**hole.

I have abandoned my dream.

In order to move to New York ...

to be his.

And so he threw everything away.

It is an art exhibition.

You're not going to die.

And you go.

This will succeed. It takes some extra

all unused space.

Grandpa would not change the basic structure.

No problem.

I got it.


Will you make a lot of noise?

If I get permission.

A lot done.

I like that belief.

Thanks for the gift.

Very nice and very attentive.

That gift yesterday at my door?

That was not mine.

-- August?

There you are.

I wanted to thank you for

incredible that thoughtful gift.

I just move myself in you.

I thought if I was a woman alone

into a new apartment ...

surrounded by strangers,

what would I want?

I have little company.

I'm sorry, I really gotta go.



I did not recognize you outside the building.

-- Who is this?

This is Max.

This is Sydney, we work together.

Pleasant, Sydney.

-- Same here.

I have not heard about you.

Beautiful day, huh?

-- That's right.

Sometimes I think I only work

I decided to quit ...

Brooklyn to go out and feel.

You want something to drink with us?

-- No, I was just leaving.

It was nice to meet you.

-- Likewise, Max.

He is my landlord.

-- So?

I am his tenant.

-- You mean, if it does not work ...

then you can not cancel each other.

-- So that will not.

So you've thought about it.

You want to walk me home?

-- Sure.


He's cute.


Bye, guys.

August is worried about me.

People of his generation were married and

when they had ten children as old as I was.

He is quite unique.

-- So you can say.

Unique, difficult, a nuisance.

Thus you can describe him.

Is he all right?

Until one year ago we were partners

in the building.

We did everything together, repaired all together,

took all decisions together.

Then he had a stroke.

And your parents?

Who died when I was very young.

And your family?

My parents are about

"Overtaken by events running up hippies.

Then you are definitely the black sheep?

-- Absolutely.

Rebellion was for me

studying medicine.

Free love was f***ed

As far as I could see.

My parents were divorced soon, so

I had to spend weekends with my father.

I never knew where my home was, until

Jack and I lived together.


-- My ex.

Not all the hippie kids had weird names.

So you do.

What's your real name?

Juliet, that's my real name.

-- And your middle name?

Are we sitting here?

-- Ignore my question now?

No, I did enjoy the view.

When I was little,

ran evening always around ...

and looked through the windows of families

who were watching TV ...

brothers, sisters, parents.

Who were having dinner, talking.

And I knew that this was not my cup of tea

, but ...

by looking at felt

like I belonged.

All that is fun to see families.


-- Happiness?

Dr. Bliss.

Dr. Bliss.

Very nice.



-- No sorry, Juliet.

I'm an idiot.

Of course it is a bad plan.

I did not mean.

I'm confused.

I have misinterpreted the signals.

Chill say.

I do not know what I expected.

-- You expected 'opmonteringseks.

"Horny landlord opmonteringseks.

See you later.

You've recorded.

What do you want?

-- I wanted to say hello.

Can I meet you?

I'm sorry.

-- I gotta go.

We would not need to talk.

-- By Max.

Sorry about yesterday.

Can I make it up tonight

with a meal?

You love old things.

-- I think so.

I hear not so with "sms twitter crowd.

Technology seems to be about your deepest

dark secrets to tell everybody.

Secrets should remain secrets.


This is beginning to feel like home.

Safe, warm and inviting.

That you have done for me.


What's your secret?

Why are not you married?

I've never found anyone who ...

-- Someone who ...

Who understood me, I think.

Or that I understood.

And the truth is, I

'm not very social.

So I probably grew up.

My whole life I have

the building of my family made ...

and then my grandfather,

makes me ...

I've never had a relationship

something that mattered.

To this art exhibition

why that was ...

that was quite something for me.

Sorry about that day.

-- I was just surprised ...

that you ...

-- That I what?

That you wanted to kiss me.

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Antti Jokinen

Antti Jokinen (born 26 April 1968) is a Finnish music video and film director, as well as a former college basketball player. more…

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