Directed by Anna Biller • 2001 • United States
Mr Cooke dies, leaving his three spoiled children with an enormous inheritance. But there is one catch: in order to get their money, they are forced to live together forever. The three siblings detest one another violently and do nothing but bicker and try to torture one another all day. The oldest sibling, Charles, hires Dr. Schadenfreude to help him get rid of his siblings. Schadenfreude, however, has his own plans, and proceeds to use hypnotism, seduction, and criminality to turn the situation to his own ends. With exciting color, an outstanding cast, and original costumes and sets designed by director Anna Biller, the film is a stylish and witty tribute to old Hollywood Technicolor films.