Dummy (2003)

About the film . . .

  • Milla plays Fangora, an aspiring punk rock singer

  • Plot summary: An aspiring singer, Fangora (Milla), in a dysfunctional household finds her niche in Yiddish music. Meanwhile, her friend Steven (Adrien Brody) tries to make it as a ventriloquist, saddled with a dummy who embodies his inner doubts.

  • Trailer available at EmpireMovies.com

  • Milla sings "Shein Vi Di L'Vone" & "Mezinka" on the Dummy sountrack (available at Amazon)

  • Review from Ain't It Cool News

  • Short article from Netscape Network

  • From writer/director Greg Pitkin: "Hi. Greg Pritikin here-writer/director of Dummy. Something you should know if you live in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East: The version of Dummy available in those places is not really my film. It is the "international" version of the film which was slapped together by the financiers and the foreign sales people which I have been trying to have my name removed from for two years now. I strongly urge you to try and get your hands on the version released in the US and Canada which is my cut and as far as I'm concerned, a completely different film. Actually I think the "international" version is pure crap. Garbage. Refuse. An embarrassment to me and the fabulous cast that worked so hard to make this movie. So what can you do? Don't buy or rent the "international" version. Buy the US version. Thanks a lot. And thanks for taking the time to discuss my film. Yours truly, Greg."


Credits

[ For complete credits, check out the Internet Movie Database listing for Dummy ]

Directed by Greg Pritikin
Written by Greg Pritikin

Cast (partial)
Adrien Brody .... Steven
Milla Jovovich .... Fangora
Illeana Douglas .... Heidi

Plot summary: An aspiring singer, Fangora (Milla), in a dysfunctional household finds her niche in Yiddish music. Meanwhile, her friend Steven (Adrien Brody) tries to make it as a ventriloquist, saddled with a dummy who embodies his inner doubts.

Release dates:
AFM premiere screenings ... February 21, 2002
Santa Barbara Film Festival ... March 6, 2003
South by Southwest Film Festival ... March 10, 2003
Independent Film Festival of Boston ... May 1, 2003
Seattle International Film Festival ... June 6, 2003
Toronto International Film Festival ... September 7, 2003
Limited release (US) ... September 12, 2003


DVD

CD

Posters

Toronto International Film Festival (September 7, 2003)




Sony Lincoln Square Theater in New York City (September 9, 2003)


Dummy (2003)