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"Captivating" -New York Times
"A tentative combination of gritty realism and heightened emotional abandon" -Time Out Chicago
Shot on the streets of New York, Satellite is a modern day Bonnie and Clyde meets True Romance fable of love, deceit, reconciliation and unconditional acceptance. When Ro follows Kevin throughout the city in the hopes of inducing a "chance" encounter, we see in her eyes true admiration and potential love. If, as the film states, "every marvelous thing that happens to you is because of everything you've done," the plot is established as a karmic journey that will be proven as the story develops. Intoxicated by love, Ro and Kevin soon leave their jobs behind, and establish two rules for their relationship: to never lie to one another, and to undertake whatever dare the other throws at them. As these dares become riskier, and the truth begins to cut deeper, the lovers are thrown into turmoil, although their love always brings them back. After living off their savings until the funds are depleted, and searching for greater thrills, Ro and Kevin resort to petty thievery, halting their actions at anything that can hurt the victim. As their devil-may-care attitudes bring them further outside of society's values, bitterness, and then understanding, develops. When the greatest secret of all is revealed, and is accepted unconditionally, the future of Ro and Kevin is secured, and in a poignant closure that brings the film full-circle from its beginning, we are left with a sense of hope for the possibility of true love against extreme adversity.
Directed by Jeff Winner, U.S.A., 2005, DVD, 100 mins.