Mort spends his days surrounded by collectible action figures in his comic book shop, and his nights fantasizing about Ellen, his new employee and aspiring graphic novelist. When she starts not showing up at work, Mort’s concerns and paranoia become more intense.
The small town featured in The Missing Girl looks artificial, and the actions of the characters do too. We’re not sure what they are doing, or what their intentions are. They themselves don’t seem to know for sure. This is the kind of film that rests on the notion of cinema as a game, while telling a story with precision and determination. It’s a kind of game that involves mystery (or the comedy of mystery), through questions rather than horror or truculence. The elements are all set: the freak guy from the comic books and pop items shop, the nasty former high school mate, and the cool girl who seems to be the one, because she writes graphic novels. We know the world of The Missing Girl actually looks like an everyday adventures comic book, one that exists in a universe in which Ghost World is an inevitable reference. JPF
D, G: A. D. Calvo F: Ava Berkofsky E: Michael Taylor DA: Meredith Lippincott S, M: Joe Carrano P: Mike S. Ryan CP: Budderfly Productions, Greyshack Films, Goodnight Film I: Robert Longstreet, Alexia Rasmussen, Eric Ladin, Thomas Jay Ryan, Shirley Knight
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He was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. In 1974 he moved to the US. He directed several feature-length films, including Cámara de polvo (2012) and El juego de medianoche (2013).