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was this film financed by marlboro?


why is everyone in this film smoking? It's completely unnecessary and it's so prevalent in this film that I have to ask: was there some product placement arranged by Marlboro or what? It's such a beautifully shot film and then you have a bunch of people running around smoking every time they're on screen.

What's the deal?

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It's the way that the director and the writers wanted the actors to be. Besides that they're supposed to be from another country where it's OK to smoke.

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why? because people really do smoke. so even though you don't, and you think that no one should, they do. so this film simply portrayed things accurately.

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The smoking was totally in character for this European gypsy-type gang. I personally do not like smoking but I like authenticity in my movies. The smoking character prop added a bit of realism to an otherwise cheesy chic film.

IMO, the director used smoking as symbolism. Cigars for ruthless power, cigarettes for aimless, less-than-desirable, pursuits. Note that Catch, one of these gypsy types in his past, didn't smoke in his present condition. And also Jenny, when finding herself crushed with the possibilities of her dreams collapsing around her, turned to smoking.

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well said... fine analysis of the symbolism of smoking. and yes, it is much different in other countries, and even in this country, in lower socioeconomic circles. its a shame so many americans think things should be their way or no way. self-centeredness.... wreaks of ignorance

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OP.i totally agree with you on this.

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