Country: USA
Year: 1998
Duration: 17'

A man has gone into church to go to confession, but he discovers that he is about to become a victim of a homicide. In the effort to save himself, he reveals to his confessor-assassin that he himself had killed someone in the past, only to be pursued by the ghost of the victim. "'One cannot control what is beyond our control.' This film is a playful and, I hope, amusing meditation on this axiom that is near Zen thought" (R. Eltanal).


film director

Ronald Eltanal

Ronald Eltanal (New York, 1970) has worked at various school productions at the University of Southern California, where he is enrolled. A Good Lie is his thesis film. He received his Master of Film Arts from USC in Spring, 1998.


Making It Up as I go Along (videoclip, 1996), A Good Lie (cm, 1998).


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Ronald Eltanal.
Director of photography: Anne Misawa, Lindsay Jang.
Art director: Eric Polczwartek.
Sound: Ronald Eltanal.
Music: Bear McCreary.
Editor: Ronald Eltanal, Patrick Williams.
Cast and characters: Bayani Ison (John), Colin McCabe (Carlos), Mary Chen (Hee-Sun / il fantasma), Gina Honda (la madre), Susan Brink (l'amante), David Weisenberg (Ira Golberg).
Producer: Ronald Eltanal. Produzione e vendita all'estero: University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211, USA, tel. +1-213-7403317, fax +1-213-7403395. Co-production: Ronald Eltanal.