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Clearcut (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Western  |  9 July 1992 (Germany)
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest.... See full summary »

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Arthur
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Peter Maguire
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Bud Rickets
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Wilf
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Louise
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Tom Starblanket
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Therry Bannon ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #2
John Boylan
Harvey Churchill ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #1
Phil Harns ...
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Michael Millar ...
News Cameraman #1
Steve Mousseau ...
Nasty Cop
Andrew Proctor ...
Regional Police Officer #1
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Hunter
Jari Sarkka ...
Regional Police Officer #2
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest. The lawyer's empty talk about how the company's greed should be punished is put into brutal action by Arthur, who tortures the manager in allegorical ways mimicking what loggers do to the forest. Written by Thomas Pluck <stripey@winternet.com>

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They were destroying the land of his heritage...now they must pay!


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Rated R for strong moments of torture and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Arthur: [after biting the head off a snake and throwing it overboard] ... That's oral tradition!
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True classic buried by garbage
4 December 2010 | by (Kosmopolites) – See all my reviews

Istvan Kolnhofer is quite correct when he says this is "One of the most important "lost" independent films ever".

I have little to add to the other reviewers other than this film is right on my top shelf next to _Fight Club_ and _Aguirre_ and there it stays.

This can be called a horror flick in its truest form - gnawing dread permeates throughout. But don't expect a splatter-fest - it's not. This is low budget indie at its absolute best. Lack of budget is more than compensated by superb scripting and performance. This is what really sets it head and shoulders above the "stream of consciousness" indie crap that continually oozes out of the film festivals.

Despite it's age, it is as pertinent as ever and stands up to regular repeat viewing. If you ever get a chance to see it, do so - but also note, the less you actually know about this film, the greater your experience will be. Definite keeper.


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