Quid Pro Quo


1h 22m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Public Radio investigative reporter Isaac Knott just happens to be confined to a wheel chair. In the course of doing a story about disability wanna-be's, Isaac traverses a surreal world of fetishism and transgressive eroticism that recalls the unique perspectives of Luis Bunuel and Alfred Hitchcock

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
2929 Productions; Engine Room Vfx
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Magnolia Home Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

Synopsis

Public Radio investigative reporter Isaac Knott just happens to be confined to a wheel chair. In the course of doing a story about disability wanna-be's, Isaac traverses a surreal world of fetishism and transgressive eroticism that recalls the unique perspectives of Luis Bunuel and Alfred Hitchcock. In the course of Isaac's investigation, he finds Fiona--or she finds him--and she offers him a window into a dark place that exists somewhere between reality and dreams. Her life's aspiration is to be crippled, or at least perceived as such. She's beautiful and successful, yet she longs to be physically destroyed to regain some spiritual transcendence in her life. Her complexity, along with her erotic compulsions, prove irresistible to Isaac. Isaac is drawn to Fiona's dark side because somewhere in the strata of her perversion lies an underlying truth about himself. He is confined to a wheelchair because of an accident. What can he possibly learn about himself from Fiona's desire to be like him? The answer of course is everything.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
2929 Productions; Engine Room Vfx
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Magnolia Home Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States on Video August 19, 2008

Released in United States Summer June 13, 2008

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States Summer June 13, 2008 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video August 19, 2008

Feature directorial debut for Carlos Brooks.