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  (in credits order)
Adam Plotch ... Adam Zarrasky
Talia Rubel ... Lily Zarrasky
Diane Spodarek ... Krista Zarrasky
Jeff Pucillo ... Nick
Limor Shopen ... Monica Zaister

Stu Richel ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ilanit Benjamin ... Girl by the sea
Andrea Brizzi ... Vasil Zarrasky
Anna Cody ... Reporter#3
Miguel Coyula ... Man at the zoo
Milan Coyula ... Baby on TV
Suzana Dejkanovic ... Mother on TV
Kira Goldstein ... Reporter#1
James Hollands ... William Zaister
Joelle Levine ... Reporter#4
Aaron Olivo ... Waiter
Ruby Pucillo ... Baby
Wendy Pucillo ... Mother
Nestor Vázquez ... Dancer

Directed by
Miguel Coyula 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel Coyula  writer

Produced by
Miguel Coyula .... producer
Suzana Dejkanovic .... executive producer
Steve Pieczenik .... executive producer
Adam Plotch .... executive producer
Original Music by
Miguel Coyula 
Cinematography by
Miguel Coyula 
Film Editing by
Miguel Coyula 
Sound Department
Miguel Coyula .... sound mixer
Miguel Coyula .... sound
Special Effects by
Miguel Coyula .... special effects
Jose Manuel Cruz Irzaga .... special effects crew
Fernando Morlans .... special effects crew
Animation Department
Patricia Quintero .... animator
Other crew
Ron Blair .... production consultant
Larry Alton .... special thanks
Marta Aquino .... special thanks
Yolanda Brugueno .... special thanks
Barbara Cohen .... special thanks
Mario Coyula .... special thanks
Dorota Dejkanovic .... special thanks
Dragan Dejkanovic .... special thanks
Stephen Dembitzer .... special thanks
Luciana Fernandes .... special thanks
Maish Freedman .... special thanks
Leopoldine Gorret .... special thanks
Jill Hamberg .... special thanks
Pablo Hernandez .... special thanks
Aldon James .... special thanks
Sasa Jokic .... special thanks
Horacio Kaufman .... special thanks
Lex Lalli .... special thanks
David W. Leitner .... special thanks
Sandra Levinson .... special thanks
Christian A. Lopez .... special thanks
Adi Lubeski .... special thanks
Bob Mayers .... special thanks
Pedro G. Millo .... special thanks
Alexander Nedelkovic .... special thanks
Luis Novo .... special thanks
Trey Parker .... special thanks
Batia Plotch .... special thanks
Bob Rhodes .... special thanks
Irma Sandrey .... special thanks
Mohammed D. Sharaf .... special thanks
Greg Spotts .... special thanks
Anna Strasberg .... special thanks
Bette Wanderman .... special thanks
Ted Zurkowski .... special thanks

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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Japan:R-18 (theatrical rating) | UK:18R (film festival rating) | USA:Unrated

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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 »
Lily Zarrasky:Adam likes to touch things he shouldn't...See more »
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References Mulholland Dr. (2001)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
S10 Reviews: Red Cockroaches (2004), 9 January 2006
Author: suspiria10 from The Void

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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