In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence tow_ing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journey_ing through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. The equilibrium of the house has been disturbed and his odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the ghostly nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.
- ROGER EBERT
" KEYHOLE MAY ALSO BE A PERFECT GATEWAY INTO THE BIZARRE AND FERTILE WORLD OF A UNIQUE FILM ARTIST. "
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"4 STARS. CONTAINS MORE ORIGINALITY IN ANY INDIVIDUAL FRAM THAN THE SUM TOTAL OF NEARLY EVERY OTHER FILM THAT WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR. ONCE YOU SEE IT, YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT. TRUST ME, IT IS WORTH A PEEK. "
" 4 STARS. IT'S A STORY ABOUT STORIES, A DREAM ABOUT DREAMS AND A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIES, THE KIND THAT REWARDS REPET VIEWINGS."
" KEYHOLE IS A DELICIOUSLY DISTURBING DREAMSCAPE FOR AUDIENCES WHO WANT TO FOLLOW ONE OF TODAY'S MOST FASCINATING FILM ARTISTS ON ANOTHER WILD RIDE."
- THE WRAP
" KEYHOLE PROVES THAT THE DIRECTOR IS AS SPELLBINDING IN PIXELS AS IN CELLUOID."
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
" FANTASTIC VOYAGES... GUY MADDIN'S KEYHOLE"
- THE NEW YORKER
" 'I FEEL CHARGED!" SAYS THE MAN IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. A GREAT GUY MADDIN FILM WILL DO THAT TO YOU - AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS ONE OF HIS GREAT ONES. MADDIN'S MAD MÉLANGE OF MELODRAMATIC GHOSTS AND MEDDLESOME MOBSTERS FRAMES A MEMORY TOUR LIKE NONE OTHER, EXPLODING TWO GENRES WITH ONE POWERFUL POP. JASON PATRIC IS HOMER-IFFIC AS ULYSSES, A CHARISMATIC GANGSTER WHOSE VIOLENT PERSONAL ODYSSEY RETURNS HIM TO HIS HAUNTED HOME, THEREIN TO CONFRONT THE RESTLESS SPIRITS AND ANIMATED BODIES WHO HAUNT HIM. "
- THE TORONTO STAR
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Directed By: Guy Maddin
Written By: Guy Maddin and George Toles
Produced By: Jean Du Toit, Phyllis Laing, and Jody Shapiro
Starring: Starring: Jason Patric (Narc, Speed 2), Isabella Rossellini (Golden Globe and EMMY nominated; Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her), and Udo Kier (Blade, Shadow of the Vampire)