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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

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Release Date
• USA: Sep 28, 2005

Budget $1,500,000

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Forty Shades of Blue Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexuality and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 48 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Charlie Guidance, Flux Films, High Line Productions, Tiny Dancer Films

Studio First Look

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Other Titles
• Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

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Genre: Drama

Plot: FORTY SHADES OF BLUE tells the story of Laura, a young Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock 'n roll legend, and the personal awakening she experiences in the wake of her unfortunate affair with his estranged son.

Alan James is a legend in Memphis, a white man who produced black music back in the 60's and 70's, the heyday of Memphis Soul. Now in his later years, he's still living the high life in a comfortable house in the right part of town.

Alan lives with his girlfriend, Laura, a Russian beauty he met on tour in Moscow. Laura spends most of her time alone or raising their three-year-old son, Sam. A stranger in Memphis, she lives an easy, alienated life,

Alan also has a grown son, Michael, with whom he has a complicated relationship fueled by jealousy, disappointment and anger. When Michael returns home for the first time in many years, the initial hostility he radiates towards his father's "girl" develops into something much more, and a messy, dangerous affair ensues.

In the bars and bedrooms of this very contemporary city, a love triangle forms, illuminating the hearts and souls of these three tangled lives.

Starring veteran actor Rip Torn as Alan, Darren Burrows as Michael, and Dina Korzun as Laura, the woman caught between them, FORTY SHADES OF

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 Directed by
Ira Sachs
The Delta
 Written by
Michael Rohatyn
Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Angela
Ira Sachs
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Rip Torn
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Dina Korzun
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Darren E. Burrows
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D'Army Bailey
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 Music By
Dickon Hinchliffe
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