Twentynine Palms

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Released 2004

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Twentynine Palms

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Director:
Bruno Dumont
Released:
2004
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Twentynine Palms is a dramatic horror film from The 7th Floor that was written and directed by Bruno Dumont. David (David Wissak) is a young freelance, Los Angeles-based independent photographer who is accompanied by his out of work girlfriend Katia (Katia Golubeva) on a photography scouting location shoot for a magazine shoot. This sexually charged couple scour the Southern California desert for the right desert backdrop and come to a city called Twentynine Palms and decided to rent a room from the local motel. They spend their days riding around in a sports utility vehicle and discover Joshua Tree and all of its beauty. As this couple gets lost down nameless trails and roads they passionately make love at each stop, almost regularly only to fight and make up some more. With not much else to occupy their empty and sexually charged lives, this couples ordinary trip comes to a hideous and brutal end after a horrid turn of events.

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The sustained force of Mr. Dumont's vision of existence as a swirl of brute instincts may not be easy to absorb, but it marks him as a major filmmaker.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    Embedded between all the sex and sunlight are some woefully underdeveloped ideas about American militarism and masculinity. Dumont doesn't bother to develop these ideas, principall...

  • 10

    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    Fails to captivate or intrigue at the most basic level.

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    Drama, Horror

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    Crime, Thrillers