a film by Ruedi Gerber
After a number of unsuccessful auditions, Neely (Chelsea Altman), a young actress, lands her first role in a soap opera called Heartbreak Hospital. Her neighbor Lottie (Patricia Clarkson) is addicted to the show, and the more she watches, the less she is able to distinguish between her own life and the amorous intrigues of the soap opera. The same goes for the whole cast, including Neely, who finds herself increasingly sucked into a maelstrom of confusion between play-acting and being, between make-believe and reality, at the TV studios. Nothing is real anymore: confusion reigns and everyone involved loses their bearings, with fatal consequences.... In his debut feature film, Ruedi Gerber has succeeded in putting together a comedy that never ceases to surprise.
2001| USA, Switzerland | 90min. | Comedy
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Patricia Clarkson, Demian Bichir, Diane Venora, Chelsea Altman, John Shea, Jeffery Ross
Producer: Ram Bergman, Lemore Syvan
Cinematography: Wolfgang Held
Editing: Sabine Krayenbühl
Sound Editing: Tammy Douglass
Music: John M. Davis