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Suture (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 24 August 1994 (France)
After his brother tries to kill him, a man survives only to find himself in another man's body.
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Clay Arlington
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Dr. Max Shinoda
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Alice Jameson
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Vincent Towers
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Lt. Weismann
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Mrs. Lucerne
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Sidney Callahan
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Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill him with a car bomb and pass the corpse off as his own, planning to start a new life elsewhere with his father's inheritance. But Clay survives the blast and has his face, memory and identity restored in hospital... but are they the right ones? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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A thriller where nothing is black and white.

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Drama | Thriller

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$102,780
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Directorial debut of both Scott McGehee and David Siegel. See more »

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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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String Quartet No. 82 Op. 77 Allegro Moderato
By Joseph Haydn
Performed by Hungarian String Quartet
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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Best film of the 90's
24 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

The first time I watched "Suture", in 1994, it ripped through me like some kind of high speed extra-terrestrial spacecraft, and I found myself asking, "What was that?" A year later I watched it again and the whole thing began to make sense. This film is unapologetically bizarre, mysterious, and aesthetically engaging -- almost everything I desire in a film. It is more like a piece of music, becoming more enjoyable with each viewing. One reason for the films superb milage is that it can be enjoyed on so many different levels. It is both a mirror image of contemporary society and a message from some alternative universe. The Surrealists made the point that the transcendent is found in the mundane, and "Suture" wallows in the mundane. Must be seen more than once.


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