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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
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Doris, the baglady
Mariana Moratona ...
Drunk woman
Stephanie Sloane ...
Laura Zaister
Sarah Brensinger ...
Alice
Peter Brensinger ...
Evil boy
Ed Band ...
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Stephanie Wang ...
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Paul De Sousa ...
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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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When shooting a scene involving a green plastic gun (sprayed with black paint) on an upstate New York highway, two police cars arrived. They had received calls from drivers passing by saying. "There is a maniac in a orange suit pointing with a gun at a girl." The fact that it was a one man crew with such a small digital camera, generated the wrong idea. The policemen stormed out of the cars and handcuffed everybody. Later one of the officers realized that it was a movie when he discovered the small MiniDV camera. The scene was never used in the final cut. See more »

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Impressive
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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