Small Apartments - Trailer
Director Jonas AkerlundYear 2013Genre(s) Comedies
Franklin Franklin is a wig-donning, Swiss wannabe loner who lives alone in a small apartment having previously lived with his mentally deranged brother Bernard. He's not the only eccentric character at the complex, however; his wacky neighbours include the Liquor store worker Tommy Balls, Tommy's herpes ridden girlfriend Rocky, the beautiful Simone and the ill-tempered Mr. Allspice. One day, Franklin finds himself in a spot of bother when he accidentally murders his landlord Mr. Olivetti when he pays him a visit about the rent (of lack of it). In an attempt to cover up the homicide, he clumsily stages it as a suicide, which the cops become very suspicious of. Things don't get any easier either, as his Franklin's brother dies suddenly from a brain tumour and he ends up getting badly beaten in the street. Will Franklin find that future that he dreams of? Or will his tedious life gradually spiral further out of control?
'Small Apartments' is the crime comedy based on Chris Millis' novel; the winner of the 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest. He also wrote the screenplay, while direction came from Jonas Akerlund ('Spun', 'Horsemen'). This hilariously dark movie has an all-star cast of both British and American actors which gives it a wonderful internationally appealing edge. It is now available to see in UK cinemas.
Starring: Matt Lucas, James Marsden, Rebel Wilson, Johnny Knoxville, Juno Temple, James Caan, Billy Crystal, Saffron Burrows, Dolph Lundgren, DJ Qualls, Peter Stormare, Tara Holt, Noel Gugliemi, David Koechner, David Warshofsky, Alex Solowitz, Amanda Plummer, Ned Bellamy, Rosie Perez