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Red Cockroaches (2003)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  22 April 2004 (USA)
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First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating climax.

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Credited cast:
Adam Plotch ...
Adam Zarrasky
Talia Rubel ...
Lily Zarrasky
Diane Spodarek ...
Krista Zarrasky
Jeff Pucillo ...
Nick
Limor Shopen ...
Monica Zaister
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Doris, the baglady
Mariana Moratona ...
Drunk woman
Stephanie Sloane ...
Laura Zaister
Sarah Brensinger ...
Alice
Peter Brensinger ...
Evil boy
Ed Band ...
Priest
Stephanie Wang ...
Reporter#2
Paul De Sousa ...
Bar manager
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Ilanit Benjamin ...
Girl by the sea
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First of a Trilogy: In a New York ravaged with acid rains, a man in his twenties meets a mysterious, yet familiar young woman who disrupts the banality of his day-to-day existence. Together, they will embark on a surreal journey with a devastating climax.

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The original script was about ten pages longer than the one used in the final version of the film. Those additional scenes were actually all shot (although almost none were edited). The excised scenes were not interspersed throughout the film; rather, they all appeared after the action that closes the final scene in the final iteration of the film. The director edited the film sequentially and decided an open ending will be more suggestive for the surreal atmosphere he intended than the more conventional resolution he had scripted. See more »

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Bill Harris: I was imagining what you'd look like sitting on my face without your panties...
Lily Zarrasky: Well, I'd be happy to cut off your breathing.
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S10 Reviews: Red Cockroaches (2004)
9 January 2006 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

This surreal indie features a young man living in New York in the not-to-distant future. Acid rain plagues the city making people nuts and the titular title creatures. The man runs into an intriguing woman on the subway but when he tries to talk to her all that is left is a strange tooth. Later the woman becomes his roommate and it all get's absolutely bizarre from there.

Red Cockroaches touches on a gamut of topics least of which is incest. Pretty nuts but it's a very good flick otherwise. Very well made and acted on a shoestring.

S10 Says: Acting: 8 / 10 Direction: 8 / 10 Writing: 7 / 10 Photography: 7 / 10 Production Design: 7 / 10 The Sound: 7 / 10 Music: 6 / 10 Laughs / Scares / Thrills / the Gore Zone: 6 / 10 Fun Value: 6 / 10 Overall: 7 / 10 Score: 69 / 100


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