Paul Giamatti in the Trailer for Sophie Barthes's Cold Souls
Samuel Goldwyn has finally debuted the official trailer for Cold Souls starring Paul Giamatti as Paul Giamatti. This quirky little comedy, reminiscent of Being John Malkovich in a way, is simply about soul removal. Paul Giamatti wants to remove his soul, so he does so at a new startup company in New York, but then they accidentally misplace it, and he goes to Russia in search of it. Unfortunately, I didn't think this story was as polished as a Charlie Kaufman story, but it's still wacky and fun, in a very cold way. You'll see what I mean in this trailer. Though I do have a desire to revisit this once it hits theaters in a few months.
Although I saw this at Sundance, I never reviewed it, so I'll send you to IONCinema: "This idea of trafficking souls goes beyond fiction, but the brilliance is how the filmmaker manages to normalize the absurd."
Watch the official trailer for Sophie Barthes's Cold Souls:
You can also watch the official trailer for Cold Souls in High Definition on Apple
Paralyzed with anxiety over an upcoming role, Paul Giamatti stumbles upon a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by deep-freezing souls. Giamatti enlists their services, intending to reinstate his soul once he survives the performance. But complications ensue when a soul-trafficking mule borrows Giamatti's stored soul for an ambitious, but unfortunately talentless, soap-opera actress.
Cold Souls is written and directed by first-time Ukranian filmmaker Sophie Barthes, of only a few shorts previously. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was bought by Samuel Goldwyn Films for distribution in the US. Cold Souls will hit limited theaters starting on August 7th.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
i really can't wait for this movie and im going to see it no matter what is said about it. But in my opinion this trailer was pretty shitty
DoomCanoe on Jun 19, 2009
Paul is the modern day Dreyfuss...without a doubt.
esophus on Jun 19, 2009
Haha, looks like a great movie. Paul Giamatti is great for playing... uhm... Paul Giamatti. The overall story doesn't seem all that solid but the character and his development as well as the enviroment will make it a great movie, I think.
Felix on Jun 19, 2009
Ill see it
Trey on Jun 19, 2009
I wont see anything that reminds me of my ex-girlfriend.
icke on Jun 19, 2009
this is brilliant... wanna see it so bad that im ready to sell my soul
evilnik on Jun 19, 2009
can't help but think of Being John Malcovich when seeing this
Mars on Jun 19, 2009
looks bit like eternal soulshine
PinkSushi on Jun 19, 2009
Xerxex on Jun 19, 2009
Wheres his monkey suit for this role, eh.
LV 426 on Jun 19, 2009
Hm. I am a huge Giamatti fan. I am not too excited for this, but I will have to see it before I judge. I hope it is great. No doubt the lead man will pull it off flawlessly.
Angry Chief on Jun 19, 2009
your soul is in russia. what?
lego on Jun 19, 2009
#2, I'd say Giamatti is the modern day Gene Hackman.
Boxoffice Marco on Jun 19, 2009
this seems like more like eternal sunshine rather than being john malkovich.
samir on Jun 19, 2009
awesome ..! Nice
led panel on Jun 21, 2009
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