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Margaret McKinney
Liz Smith ...
Mary Louise McKinney
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Carlos Sanchez-Verne
James Telfer ...
Vanessa
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Laura Werpachowsky
Juan Vitali ...
Alberto Werpachowsky
Cipe Lincovsky ...
Mrs. Treniev
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Claudia
Miguel Ligero ...
Mr. Palma
Elvia Andreoli ...
Adrian's Mother
Marikena Monti ...
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Luis Romero ...
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Oca Spirito ...
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Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane mother's room due to poor ticket sales at his revival movie theater. Jack Carney, the new roommate, appears normal enough at first but it soon becomes apparent that he is hiding something. As their friendship develops, Adrian suppresses his suspicions that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city. The other eccentric residents of the building begin to worry as Adrian shows increasing signs that his mother's insanity may be hereditary. The shocking climax of this twisted tale of deceit, perversion and murder reveals the darker side of the human psyche. Written by Kevin Jundt

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$670,774 (USA)
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Liz Smith was cast at short notice after the original cast performer withdrew because of illness. See more »

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Jack Carney: [after breaking a dead woman's back] I should have been a chiropractor.
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References Catch-22 (1970) See more »

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Cambalache
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Arranged by Luis Maria Serra
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A Masterpiece
20 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I've never had the kind of experience that "Apartment Zero" provided me with. It left me in a daze. I've seen the film countless times since and every time I came out with something new. Last night, I showed the film to a group of people who had never seen it before. Their ages ranged from 17 years old to 41. The reaction was as divided as it was passionated. The point is, nobody could dismiss it. The film has a way to get into your system and question you. Not an easy thing for a film to do. But "Apartment Zero" does it in such an original way that you don't even know its happening. The writer/ director forces us to look into uncomfortable characters straight in the eye and find something of ourselves in there. Chilling! What it may look like a straight forward thriller is in fact a psychological, erotic, puzzle with false doors and moving walls.

Over the years "Apartment Zero" has become a point of reference to me and one of my favourite films of all time.


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