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DEAD IN PARIS follows a group of anti-heroes from various countries, during the 24 hour cycle of day, night and day again - all taking place in Paris and its environs. They are intent to kill one another because of professional conflicts over territorial power. Despite their fervid attention to their tasks, they also fall in love. And although they successfully complete their missions, in the end they continue the dream of love. This is Part 1 of a triptych. DEAD IN BERLIN and DEAD IN BANGKOK are the other two.

  • Sam Samore
    Mirror of Happiness, 2022
  • Sam Samore
    The Sometimes Love, 2021
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  • Berlin International Art Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    September 2, 2021
    Best Unproduced Screenplay/Earlier version
Writer Biography - Sam Samore

I have written four published collections of fairytales. Also exhibited paintings, photographs, and installations around the world. Besides many shorts, I have written and directed two feature length “artist films”: Hallucinations/Paradise, 2010 and Mirror of Happiness, 2022. I received a BA in Film /Television at San Francisco State University, and a MFA from the University of New Mexico.

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This film follows ideas from the Theatre of the Absurd - celebrating the sensibilities of such writers as Gertrude Stein and the stream of consciousness narratives of James Joyce. In cinema “Dead in Paris” continues in the footsteps of the pioneer Luis Buñuel. Recent examples of Magic Realism would include “The Lobster” by Yorgos Lanthimos. Other influences : "Short Cuts" by Robert Altman.