Insignificance (1985)

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Period comedy set in a New York hotel during one hot night in 1953, and featuring four famous American characters from the 1950s. They are unnamed but obviously based on Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy.

In the Roosevelt Hotel a famous professor pores over his calculus. Across the street a famous actress is finishing a scene, with spectators ogling at her legs, her husband among them. In a nearby bar a notorious US senator is drinking. The senator turns up at the hotel room, followed by the actress and later the husband. From then on, accepted notions are reversed. The actress demonstrates the theory of relativity; a professor shows his legs. And locked inside them all are other things: memories, childhood and compromise, bubblegum heroes and profound fears.

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