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Written and Directed by
Joseph Cahill

Aaron Treat, Edouard Mesdag
Running Time
14 Mins.

 "Jack and Jacques" Review 
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In its U.S. Premiere during the Indianapolis International Film Festival, this Canadian short film centers around an aging actor who lands a small "breakthrough" role in a film American cinema icon Jack Nicholson. Jacques, the French speaking actor, is followed throughout the day by a student filmmaker who documents his every move.

As written and directed by Marie-Helene Copti, "Jack & Jacques" is an interesting, if somewhat slight film. While the film starts off wonderfully, with the vastly experienced aging actor practically flaunting his success, the film's impact largely dissipates over the course of the day.

"Jack and Jacques" is an interesting concept that, sadly, never really comes to life.

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