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Director:
Writer:
Karim Hussain (written by)
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Release Date:
13 April 2001 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
"Subconscious Cruelty" is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball - a naked woman is sliced by a sharp... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Shocking, yes, but what else? See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Sophie Lauzière ... Woman On Slab (segment "Ovarian Eyeball")
Anne-Marie Belley ... Hand (segment "Ovarian Eyeball")
Brea Asher ... Sister (segment "Human Larvae")
Ivaylo Founev ... Brother (segment "Human Larvae")
Eric Levasseur ... Lover (segment "Human Larvae")
Janice Higgins ... Girl In Photo (segment "Human Larvae")
Nadia Simaani ... Female Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Anna Berlyn ... Female Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Nancy Simard ... Female Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Sean Spuruey ... Male Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Scott Noonan ... Male Performer (segment "Rebirth") / Gloved Hand (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Mitch Davis ... Male Performer (segment "Rebirth") / Gloved Hand (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Christopher Piggins ... Businessman (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom") / Doppelganger (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Martin Sauvageau ... Drunk In Bar (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Annette Pankrac ... Secretary (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Vince Sheffield ... Man On Television (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Karen Wiener ... Female Hand (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Sylvain Rivard ... Subliminal Body (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom") (as Vainvard)
Patrick Des Islets ... Subliminal Body (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Eric Pettigrew ... Martyr (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Martine Viale ... Female Attacker (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Mylene Giasson ... Attacker #2 (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Sameera Hanif ... Attacker #3 (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")

Directed by
Karim Hussain 
 
Writing credits
Karim Hussain (written by)

Produced by
Mitch Davis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Teruhiko Suzuki (original music score)
 
Cinematography by
François Bourdon (director of photography)
Karim Hussain (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Karim Hussain 
 
Casting by
Patrick Des Islets 
 
Art Direction by
Sonia Capogreco 
 
Makeup Department
Bruno Gatien .... additional makeup effects
André Gaul .... additional makeup effects (as Andre Gaul)
C.J. Goldman .... special makeup effects artist (as C.J Goldman)
Karim Hussain .... additional makeup effects
Mike Minicucci .... additional makeup effects
Gail Mockler .... makeup artist
Adrien Morot .... makeup effects consultant
Luke Poudrier .... additional makeup effects (as Luc Poudrier)
Patrick St-Pierre .... makeup artist (as Patrick St.Pierre)
Pat Tremblay .... additional makeup effects (as Patrick Tremblay)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitch Davis .... second assistant director
Julien Fonfrede .... second assistant director (as Julien Fonfrède)
Scott Noonan .... second assistant director
Pat Tremblay .... first assistant director (as Patrick Tremblay)
 
Art Department
Joel Boily .... construction assistant
Christian Fuica .... construction assistant
Xavier Georges .... set construction
Xavier Georges .... set design
Patricia McNeil .... additional art direction (as Patricia Mc Neil)
Chantal Zapia .... assistant set constructor
Chantal Zapia .... props
 
Sound Department
Karim Hussain .... sound editing
Karim Hussain .... sound mix
David Kristian .... recordist: special sound design
David Kristian .... sound mix
David Kristian .... sound performer: special sound design
David Kristian .... special sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
André Abou-Jaoude .... optical camera effects
Philippe Spurrell .... special projection
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anne-Marie Belley .... additional stills
Anne-Marie Belley .... grip: lighting/dolly
Joel Boily .... grip/electrician
Benoît Boucher .... photography: end titles (as Ben Boucher)
François Bourdon .... gaffer
Sonia Capogreco .... grip/electrician
Rob Cotterill .... grip: lighting/dolly (as Robert Cotteril)
Mitch Davis .... stills
Julien Fonfrede .... grip: lighting/dolly (as Julien Fonfrède)
Gilgamesh Fuica .... grip/electrician
Gilgamesh Fuica .... stills
Karim Hussain .... camera operator
Françoise Lavoie-Pilote .... grip/electrician
Pat Tremblay .... grip: lighting/dolly (as Patrick Tremblay)
 
Editorial Department
Claudine Blain .... negative cutting
Vladimir Zabransky .... colour timer
 
Other crew
Brea Asher .... voice actor
Cliff Baker .... production assistant
Benoît Boucher .... key set assistant (as Ben Boucher)
Claude-Francois Britto .... production assistant
Sonia Capogreco .... continuity
Alex Chisholm .... additional making-of
Alex Chisholm .... production assistant
Mitch Davis .... making-of
Chris Feldman .... production assistant
Christian Fuica .... set production assistant
Guy Lahaie .... production assistant
Francisco Lorenjo .... production assistant
Benoit Marin .... production assistant
Jesse Simpson .... production assistant
Philippe Spurrell .... voice actor
Steve Stone .... production assistant
Sabry Tchanderly .... production assistant
Richard Terry .... key set assistant
 
Thanks
Junji Kaiho .... thanks: soundtrack
Yuko Nakahata .... thanks: soundtrack
Hiroshi Sato .... thanks: soundtrack
Teruhiko Suzuki .... acknowledgment: all original soundtrack compositions copyright
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
92 min | USA:80 min (DVD version)
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Certification:
Sweden:15 (cut) (2002)

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Referenced in In the Belly of the Beast (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jazz Bar SongsSee more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Shocking, yes, but what else?, 20 November 2000
Author: Marcus Fjellström (marcopop) from Sweden

This was definitely the most graphically disturbing film I've ever seen. Apparently, the sole purpose of the film is to shock and outrage people (according to the Stockholm Film Festival booklet), and I guess it does, but it doesn't really go any further than that. Or does it? I get the feeling that Karim Hussain has something to tell us, but it doesn't get through very well. I understand the reason for showing the things no-one dares to show, and I think that's good. But it is not presented very well, so people will not get the picture. The last section of the film is clearly a statement against American double standard of morality, and the modern mans loss of spirituality, and it is also the most intentionally apparent section.

The 'sound design' is great, very reminiscent to Lynch's Eraserhead. The music on the other hand, is most of the time inappropriate. The middle part of the film where people are indulging in an orgy with Mother Earth, is so badly scored the scene becomes silly, which is a shame. Hussain should have chosen music in the vein of Ligeti and Penderecki for a film like this (like Kubrick did).

If you want to see a shocking film that is dead serious all of the time, go for this one. Not for everyone, though. Or maybe it is?

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