Careful [DVD] [1993]

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Special Features

  • Brand-new HD transfer, created from archival elements
  • New feature audio commentary by Guy Maddin and screenwriter George Toles
  • Waiting for Twilight (1997, 60 mins)
  • Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
  • J. Hoberman's original 1992 Village Voice review, and a note from Maddin


Careful takes place in the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad, where everyone speaks in whispers for fear of starting an avalanche. This self-inflicted noise control to the overall suppression of emotions and impulses. Entering this rarefied atmosphere is aspiring butler Brent Neale. Remaining as silent as his companions, Neale bears witness to all sorts of muted aberrations, from incest to surreptitious suicide. Director Guy Maddin stages Careful in the manner of an early German Expressionistic talkie, replete with subtitles, hand-tinted color sequences, heavy-handed symbolism and a "popping" soundtrack. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Kyle McCulloch - Grigorss
  • Gosia Dobrowolska
    Gosia Dobrowolska - Zenaida
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    Sarah Neville - Klara Trotta
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    Paul Cox - Count Knotgers
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    Victor Cowie - Herr Trotta

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