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Directed by Hal Hartley • 2006 • United States, Germany
Starring Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, James Urbaniak
Hal Hartley’s follow-up to his acclaimed HENRY FOOL brings us deeper into the world of the enigmatic Grim family with an inventively off-kilter tale of international intrigue. Parker Posey returns as Fay Grim, a single mother from Woodside, Queens, who fears her son (Liam Aiken) will grow up to be like his father, Henry Fool, a fugitive from the law. Meanwhile, her brother Simon (James Urbaniak) is serving a prison sentence for having helped Henry flee the country. Now a CIA agent (Jeff Goldblum) wants Fay to help him find Henry’s supposedly dangerous notebooks in exchange for Simon’s release. The mission escalates into a global con game that plunges the unworldly but brave Fay into a web of deadly espionage.