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Stranger Than Fiction (2000)

R  |   |  Thriller, Comedy  |  19 May 2001 (South Korea)
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Lives spiral out of control when four friends cover up a murder.


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Complete credited cast:
Jared Roth
Austin Walker / Donovan Miller
Emma Scarlett
Violet Madison
Homeless Man (as Scott Sublono)
Mrs. Steiner
Policeman #1
Young Man
Sharron Prince ...


While waiting for their flight in a bar of an airport, the writer Donovan Miller tells the story of his best-seller to a stranger to kill time. In Salt Lake City, Violet Madison, Austin Walker, Emma Scarlett and Jared Roth are good friends. After going together to a bar, Jared comes wounded to Austin's apartment in the late night and confesses that he is gay and has just killed a man in his apartment. He asks to his friends to help him to vanish with the body of the victim. The group agrees, and after many incidents, Violet stresses, jeopardizing the group. When Violet is found hanged in her house, many secrets are disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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one murder leads to another


Thriller | Comedy

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »




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19 May 2001 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Am Anfang war ein Mord  »

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Emma Scarlett: What was that?
Jared Roth: It's coming from the trunk!
Violet Madison: Everything in the trunk is supposed to be dead!
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Give it a chance, it will surprise you!
23 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

In the beginning it feels like something is missing but in the end you will know why. It's a small production and has the feel of a USA movie even with the director's attempt to give it a more gritty texture. I was put off at the start because of the acting, however, the acting and the story both continue to improve as the movie nears the conclusion. The story is told well and keeps all of it's secrets quiet until the right moments. I am not going to slam this movie because lets face it, it was not meant to be a blockbuster but it really did surprise me. This is not one to buy, but it is certainly worth watching. Just make sure you stick with it all the way to the end. Not bad at all.

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