Twentynine Palms

Synopsis: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of Twentynine Palms and spend their days in their sport-utility vehicle, discovering the Joshua Tree Desert, and losing themselves on nameless roads and trails. Frantically making love all the time and almost everywhere, they regularly fight, then kiss and make up, with little else going on in their empty relationship and quite ordinary daily life--until something horrible and hideous brutally puts an end to their trip.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Bruno Dumont
Production: Wellspring
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
43
Rotten Tomatoes:
41%
UNRATED
Year:
2003
119 min
Website
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Who is it?

Everything okay?

Everything's fine...

my love.

Look!

It's fantastic.

No.

Still not taking your photo?

What are you thinking?

I'm thinking nothing.

You're thinking something.

Nothing.

That's not true.

It's true!

Why wouldn't you tell me?

What?

Katia!

You love me?

More, more!

What do you want for dinner?

No idea.

Chinese?

Seen a place?

Yes.

Great.

It's always the same.

Yeah.

What's that?

I don't know.

I think...

There, I've finished.

Why don't you ask him?

Want me to do it? I can go ask him.

Fine.

What's that guy eating?

She's upset. We didn't order much.

It's normal.

Are you happy to start scouting?

I'm happy

to be here

with you.

Go on.

You can go with her.

Go on.

Come on!

You drive.

- Okay?

- Yes.

Go on.

Can you tell me where the brake is?

The accelerator?

You push there.

Wait...

The brake. Push it.

Go.

Slowly, yes.

Katia, slowly.

Very good.

Turn left.

Is it serious?

I'm sorry, I do stupid things.

You think it'll be okay?

I'm sorry.

And it's not over, not yet.

I'm sorry, if you want to help,

you need to help me properly.

No, David, stop!

No.

Why not?

Not here.

Okay.

Let's go.

I'm too dry, my love.

Let's lie down.

It hurts.

My ass.

You can lie on my feet.

Yes.

We're going to burn.

Let's burn!

Sheltered!

I'm burning.

Me too.

It's beautiful here.

Let's go.

I don't want to go back.

Let's go.

I don't want to go back.

Please...

Why?

Because.

You hear that?

The storm...

We have to leave.

It's dangerous.

No, that's not true.

Oh, that's good.

You're crazy!

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry...

You hurt me.

What's that?

A father confessing to his wife

that he has slept with their daughter.

The poor thing.

Who?

The mother.

You wouldn't do that?

What?

Are you crazy?

What are we going to do?

I don't know.

I'm hungry.

Already!

All right.

Great!

Found it?

Yes.

I don't know which one to get.

- What did you buy?

- Cream for me.

Let's go there!

I'm starving!

Hey, she's too tall.

What?

You think so?

Don't you think so?

What?

You wouldn't want me

to shave my head like them?

If you do, I'll...

If you do...

I'll leave you.

You don't like Marines?

I do! They're really handsome.

That's how it is.

What are you talking about?

Is it good?

It's not good.

But it's good.

I don't understand.

You say things I don't understand.

There's nothing to understand.

Fine.

Fine.

Are you sulking?

No, I'm not sulking.

Yes, you are sulking.

I love you.

I want you.

I want you too, my love.

Shall we go?

Let's go!

- David, shall I lock it?

- Yes.

Okay?

It's stuck.

Does it work?

Shall we go?

What do you put in your hair?

I'm driving.

Not too fast, I want to pee.

Stop!

You see, we're not alone.

I know.

I know!

There...

Can I?

I don't understand.

What is that?

What does it mean?

Maybe you should check the road.

Okay?

Okay?

Hey, a house.

Look at the dogs! The dogs!

Good dog.

Good boy.

You're a real dog.

Shall we go?

Look at him.

Let's go.

Come on!

Come with me.

Run, run...

Stop!

You hit the dog! Look!

Oh, sh*t...

Do something.

Go on, do something!

Call someone!

Look...

Call someone!

Katia, look.

Call someone!

Call someone!

Do something for the dog!

Do something now!

You don't give a damn! You don't care.

Do something, it's...

You see!

You don't give a damn.

You don't.

- You have no heart.

- That's not true!

You almost killed him.

Nasty man!

He was all black...

with three legs.

I'm coming...

My love.

I'm splitting.

Go ahead.

Cut it out, Katia.

Watch the car!

You're not well.

F*** off!

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Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont (French: [dymɔ̃]; born 14 March 1958) is a French film director and screenwriter. To date, he has directed ten feature films, all of which border somewhere between realistic drama and the avant-garde. His films have won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Two of Dumont's films have won the Grand Prix award: both L'Humanité (1999) and Flandres (2006). Dumont's Hadewijch won the 2009 Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentation at the Toronto Film Festival. more…

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