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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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Bill Harris
Leila J. Babson ...
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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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 producers strongly considered casting multiple actresses in the role of Lily, alternating different performers for each scene's rendition. This had less to do with any artistic choice, and more to do with the fact that they had such a difficult time deciding between a plethora of different, highly talented actresses who showed up to audition, each of whom had different strengths, and performed completely different scenes with varying degrees of skill. Ultimately, Talia Rubel was cast both for her exceptional acting ability as well as the fact that she looked virtually identical to a computerized sketch of what the director imagined the character of Lily to look like. See more »

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Lily Zarrasky: And now I've realized the world is even more... Dumb. Isn't that funny? Evolution is really fucking us. The human being, the human being... Fuck! We all are animals, right? Maybe I say this because I had a child's vision before. But I see people wasting time with formalities and "anti-formalities"... And they are afraid of doing what they really want. You go to the subway and see all those people. And they really make me sad. So... What am I going to do with my life? I don't know. Anything as ...
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6 March 2004 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

I still can't get over the fact that this film's budget was $2000. The director- cinematographer- editor, (Cuban-born Miguel Coyula) has put together a very intense film that doesn't reveal its minimal resources. Here we have a very dark story with very twisted characters. I felt that there was a couple of loose ends in the subplots, but that's just a personal observation. The film grabs you to the seat for it's hour and a half min, and stays with you afterward. That's, i think , the best way to describe it without spoiling it. I doubt that Red Cockroaches will reach broad audience because of its perhaps overly artistic nature, but those looking into something really unusual will appreciate it.


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