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FilmWeek (9/2/11): The Debt, Seven Days in Utopia, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and more

KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major join Larry to review this week's films including The Debt, Seven Days in Utopia, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and

Films Reviewed:

The Debt

Retired Mossad agents have to finish a decades-old mission.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain and Marton Csokas
Written by: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan
Directed by: John Madden
Focus Features

5 Days of War

Three people are caught in the crossfire of the 2008 Georgia-Russia Crisis.

Starring: Rupert Friend, Richard Coyle, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Val Kilmer
Written by: Mikko Alanne
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Anchor Bay Films

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

A group of friends have an orgy.

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Tyler Labine, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte and Lucy Punch
Written and directed by: Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory
Samuel Goldwyn Films

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

The Chinese Empress hires a detective to solve a series of murders.

Starring: Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai
Written by: Chen Kuofu
Directed by: Tsui Hark
Indomina Releasing


A brutal warlord loses everything and becomes a Shaolin monk.

Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Bingbing Fan
Written by: Alan Yuen, Chi Kwong Cheung, Quiyu Wang, Kam-Cheung Chan and Zhang Tan
Directed by: Benny Chan
Well Go

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

A biopic of singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.

Starring: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon and Laetitia Casta
Written and directed by: Joann Sfar
Not rated
Music Box Films

Love Crime (Crime D’Amour)

A close business relationship becomes dangerous.

Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patrick Mille
Written by: Alain Corneau and Nathalie Carter
Directed by: Alain Corneau
Sundance Selects

Chasing Madoff

A securities analyst investigates the Bernie Madoff scandal.

Starring: Harry Markopolos
Directed by: Jeff Prosserman
Not rated
Cohen Media Group

The Interrupters

Three individuals try to quell violence in Chicago.

Starring: Eddie Bocanegra, Ameena Matthews and Ricardo “Cobe” Williams.
Directed by: Steve James.
Not rated
The Cinema Guild

Seven Days in Utopia

A young golfer gets stranded in a small town in Texas.

Starring: Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Kathy Baker, Jerry Ferrara and Joseph Lyle Taylor
Written by: Russell Cook and Rob Levine
Directed by: Matthew Dean Russell
Visio Entertainment

Mr. Nice

A biopic of British drug smuggler Howard Marks.

Starring: Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny and David Thewlis
Written and directed by: Bernard Rose
Not rated
MPI Media Group

Semper Fi: Always Faithful (DocuWeek)

A marine investigates his daughter’s death.

Directed by: Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon
Not rated


The Killing

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray and Vince Edwards
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick


Starring: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac and Lionel Stander
Directed by: Roman Polanski