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Birth Control (2004)

In the future, a ban on unapproved births due to overpopulation is enforced by a group of Birth Control agents. When the wife of one of these agents becomes pregnant, the couple go on the run to save their unborn child.

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Quin Dalgleish ...
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Faruk Gumus ...
Agent Faruk
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The Last Agent
Andrei Petrik ...
Chief Andrei
Mark Simms ...
Agent Mark
Christopher Williams ...
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In the future, a ban on unapproved births due to overpopulation is enforced by a group of Birth Control agents. When the wife of one of these agents becomes pregnant, the couple go on the run to save their unborn child.

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What would you do if you lost the right to give birth?

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1 April 2004 (Canada)  »

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CAD 1,000 (estimated)
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Chief Andrei's hair length changes midway during his fight with Agent Faruk from long to spikey. See more »

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Paul Nguyen is a Vietnamese Jet-Li!
1 December 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

*** out of ****

While the story is a bit thin and lacking, the acting is actually quite good. Faruk Gumus and Quin Dalgleish make an excellent pair while on the run from the evil Birth Control agents.

Faruk Gumus is a talented actor and also performed all of his own stunts and fight scenes. He is able to hold his own against real-life martial artists Mark Simms and Sophy Kong.

Quin Dalgleish had a great supporting role in the film. She confidently portrayed her tortured character with great skill and realism.

Sophy Kong made a great guest cameo appearance in the film. Sophy has appeared in over hundreds of underground kung-fu films from Toronto in the early ninties, so it was nice to see him back in action.

Andrei Petrik proved to be a pleasant surprise in his role of the Birth Control chief. He was actually the special effects person on the film, but his acting was so over-the-top and hilarious.

The only shame in the film was that we didn't get to fully see the awesome fighter Mark Simms in action. He wasn't really utilized in the film and his fight scene was much too short. Hopefully, he will appear more in other films.

The action sequences are extremely well made for a student production. Birth Control's final fight scene even ranks above some of Hollywood's more-recent action flicks. The best fight is during the final confrontation between Agent Faruk and The Last Agent, Paul Nguyen (who is also the director of the film). Paul Nguyen fights and moves exactly like Jet Li. You have to see it to believe it. Even though he doesn't utter a word in the movie, Paul Nguyen's facial expressions are reminiscent of Jet Li through his use of intimidating gazes.

Overall, the film was an above-average student production in terms of plot and acting. However, the fight choreography and editing is where the movie shines.


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