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Thomas Jay Ryan

Thomas Jay Ryan

Henry Fool

Shy and clumsy garbage man, Simon Grim, endures a colorless life with his depressed mom and promiscuous sister, Fay. That is until he's befriended by their strange new tenant, Henry Fool. Though depraved, conceited, and lazy, Henry does have a way with words and he inspires his new friend to write a book length poem that catapults the awkward garbage man to literary fame.

Winner: Best Screenplay, Cannes 1998

"Poetic, bawdy, contemplative, side-wrenchingly funny and quite touching" Variety - Derek Elley

"Brilliant and deeply resonant"   New York Times - Janet Maslin

 "A sprawling, epic work"   San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle

Thomas Jay Ryan
James Urbaniak
Parker Posey
Liam Aiken

Originally Released: 1998
Language: English
Running Time: 137 Minutes

From Hal Hartley