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A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fortune Teller
Man in Bar
Wendy Thompson ...
Cocktail Waitress
Club Manager
Peep Show Girl
Desk Clerk


A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he's found them. Where does he belong? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, strong language, and sexual content including nudity and dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 2006 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Submundo  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,253 (USA) (14 July 2006)


$131,617 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lionel Mark Smith, who plays the pimp in this movie, played a pimp (as well as a shill) in production of the original play back in 1982. See more »


The shots of the basketball game in the bar keep showing the same segment even after many minutes pass during the conversation. You see the same scramble for the ball and the same drive to the basket at least twice. See more »


Edmond: It's too much.
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References Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) See more »

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It's the politically incorrect version of "Crash".
20 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie makes most people uncomfortable. It's not an easy movie to watch. Its like watching a gruesome accident but not being able to stop. Edmond is a middle age man going through a crisis. His life is meaningless and boring but he is content to plod along until a series of chance encounters leads him to the decision that he must leave his life, including his wife behind. Having hidden his true nature all of his life, he suddenly releases his pent up frustrations and in doing so, takes himself down a path, not of redemption but one of degradation. He is searching for something or someone to fill a void in his life and with his new purpose of self, he becomes in fact dangerous. The transformation of Edmond from mild mannered and dutiful citizen to an angry, rebellious zealot is fascinating. I immediately went out to buy this movie after purchasing it from Redbox. I am not surprised that this movie was never released widespread. It would surely have caused a huge ruckus in our politically correct society. I know I am being vague. But if you want to watch a movie that is totally different from the standard fare, then see this movie. The big surprise at the end is the actor Bokine Woodbine, who plays a significant but very small role, that puts a fitting end to this thoroughly entertaining, disturbing and engrossing movie. William H. Macy, is superb, and who knew that he actually has a great body for a man his age.

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