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Descent -- A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Rosario Dawson ... Maya

Chad Faust ... Jared

Marcus Patrick ... Adrian

Vanessa Ferlito ... Bodega Girl
Jonathan Neil Schneider ... Archeology Professor (as Jon Schneider)

James A. Stephens ... Professor Byron

Nicole Vicius ... Melanie
Paul Sado ... Downstairs Guy

Scott Bailey ... Upstairs Guy

Tracie Thoms ... Denise
Aisleagh Jackson ... Construction Girl
Robert Lehrer ... Speaker

Alexie Gilmore ... Seline

Johnathan Tchaikovsky ... Tyler
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine ... Nadia

Scott Porter ... Brooks
Lee Van Bradley ... Harlan

Jacqueline Duprey ... Celeste

Wilson Jermaine Heredia ... Diego

Tommy Guiffre ... Danny

Aaron Staton ... Jared's Friend

Matthew J. Walters ... Tim Banks (as Matt Walters)

Peter Bongiorno ... Football Coach

Adam Mucci ... Football Player (as Adam Munci)

Nigel Harvey ... Background Player

Phoebe Strole ... Innocent Girl
Patrick Moroney ... Background Player
Tomm Bauer ... Student
Melaena Cadiz ... Student

Kevin Cannon ... Gruff Hood

Paul Frolov ... Graduation usher

Charlie Hewson ... Usher
Dennis Leeflang ... Club Goer

Alissa Salvatore ... Stand in
Christen Satchelle ... College Kid / Club Goer

Brian M. Wixson ... Gruff Man #4 (as Brian Wixson)

Kristen Ruhlin ... Maya's Friend from High School
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergia Louise Anderson ... Christie (uncredited)

Chuck Ardezzone ... Gruff Man (uncredited)
Sean Barrett ... College Student (uncredited)
Aran Bertetto ... Student / College Grad (uncredited)

Jon Budinoff ... Friendly Guy (uncredited)

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Allison (uncredited)

Stany Coppet ... Clubber (uncredited)
Nathan Craig ... Student at College (uncredited)

Tim Curcio ... Student (uncredited)
Isabel Dawson ... Bartender (uncredited)

Christopher DeBlasio ... Frat Brother (uncredited)

Tate Ellington ... George (uncredited)
Abigail Forman ... Ashleigh (uncredited)

Connor Fox ... Steve (uncredited)

Melissa Fumero ... Dorm Girl #2 (uncredited)

Spencer Grammer ... Stephanie (uncredited)

Robert Haley ... Gruff Man #2 (uncredited)

Suzy Kaye ... Cafeteria Girl (uncredited)

Jasmine Lobe ... Dorm Girl #3 (uncredited)
Jo Macaldo ... Slinky Girl (uncredited)
Cristina Marie ... College Student (uncredited)
Randy Memoli ... Student (uncredited)

Brooke Sunny Moriber ... Dorm Girl #1 (uncredited)

James O'Toole ... Craig (uncredited)
Rosalie Perez ... Rosalie (uncredited)

Cosmo Pfeil ... Brock (uncredited)

Ashleigh Prather ... Mandy (uncredited)

Shannan Leigh Reeve ... Anthropology Student (uncredited)

Jennifer Sciole ... Mary (uncredited)

Steve Sirkis ... Frat Boy (uncredited)
George Spielvogel III ... Mathew (uncredited)
Lynn-Marie Stetson ... Pneumonia Girl (uncredited)

Francie Swift ... Clair (uncredited)
Alysha Umphress ... Andrea (uncredited)
Alicia Van Couvering ... Female (uncredited)

Dana Varon ... Rebecca (uncredited)

Chris Wylde ... Chris (uncredited)
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Directed by
Talia Lugacy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Talia Lugacy 
Brian Priest 

Produced by
Michael Almog .... executive producer
Michael Bassick .... executive producer
Michael Califra .... executive producer
Isabel Dawson .... associate producer (as Isabel Celeste)
Rosario Dawson .... producer
Danny Fisher .... executive producer
Jack Fisher .... executive producer
Joe Fisher .... executive producer
Gary S. Gumowitz .... executive producer
Marcus Lansdell .... co-producer
Morris S. Levy .... producer
Talia Lugacy .... producer
Jeff Mazzola .... co-producer
Phil Michas .... co-executive producer
Jess Mogul .... executive producer
John Scaccia .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Moulton (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Furmanski (director of photography)
Christopher LaVasseur (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Reynolds 
 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
 
Production Design by
Tristam Steinberg 
 
Art Direction by
Joel Custer 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Ritchings 
 
Makeup Department
Johanna Gavilanes .... hair stylist assistant
Johanna Gavilanes .... makeup artist assistant
Antwan Jones .... hair stylist assistant
Antwan Jones .... makeup artist assistant
Sarit Klein .... hair department head
Sarit Klein .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Alex Foster .... production supervisor
Jared Goldman .... production manager: additional photography (uncredited)
Jeff Mazzola .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Epstein .... first assistant director (as Paul Samuel Epstein)
Vadim Epstein .... second second assistant director
Bruce Hall .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Heather Corbett .... lead set dresser
Brian Goodwin .... set dresser
Pamela Day Rappaport .... property master (as Pam Rappaport)
Erica Parise .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Jae Song .... art department (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... assistant sound editor
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer
Mark Garcia .... assistant supervising sound editor
Zach Liss .... sound intern
Eric Milano .... foley engineer
Eric Offin .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Offin .... supervising sound editor
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Daniel Perlin .... sound effects editor
Jeff Formosa .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mark Garcia .... post-production sound (uncredited)
John Sember .... additional sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Murray .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Best .... first assistant camera
Chuck Bronner .... best boy electric
Joseph Falcone .... camera production assistant
Sarah L. Hendrick .... camera assistant (as Sarah Hendrick)
Jeffrey Kim .... gaffer (as Jeff Kim)
Jonny Leahan .... still photographer
Joe Mandeville .... best boy grip
Greg McMahon .... second assistant camera
Yusuke Naito .... electrician
Dave Ranghelli .... key grip
Peter Vietro-Hannum .... steadicam operator
Alex Willson .... swing
Michael C. Maronna .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kimberly Hope .... casting associate
Tammy Porto .... casting associate
Leah Pracher .... extras casting
Mike Scarna .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryne Wick .... wardrobe supervisor
Zairi Malcolm .... additional wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kate Eales .... additional editor
Scot Olive .... colorist
Nerina Penzhorn .... assistant editor
Tim Hedden .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Haji A. .... additional music supervisor: Club Scenes (as Haji Akhigbad)
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Mike Scarna .... composer: theme (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tatiana Arocha .... title designer
Mocha Brown .... adr loop group
Dolores Chapman .... accounting services
Matt Cohen .... additional post production assistant
Adam Cooper .... adr loop group
Noel Estrada .... production assistant: first team
Robert Fingerman .... accounting services
Brian Goodwin .... adr loop group
Darren E. Johnson .... adr loop group
Nadine Jolson .... publicist
Fawzia Kahn .... adr loop group
Chris Kelly .... adr loop group
Jonny Leahan .... unit publicist
Sydney Leier .... production assistant (as Syd Leier)
Collin Longsworth .... production assistant
Ted Macke .... accounting services
Mark McKennon .... location manager
Andrew Menan .... production coordinator
Patrick Moroney .... adr loop group
May Moy .... assistant: Mr.Levy
Walter Wiz Nichols .... adr loop group
Steven C. O'Neill .... consultant: pre-production
Graham Osbourne .... adr loop group
Louie Palanca .... caterer
Erica Parise .... location manager
Brian Priest .... production physician
Matthew Reedy .... production assistant (as Matt Reedy)
Jim Reilly .... creative consultant
Mike Scarna .... adr loop group
Martin Schoeneborn .... production assistant
R. Zachary Shildwachter .... key production assistant (as Zach Shildwachter)
Jodie Alexandra Taylor .... script supervisor (as Jodi Alexandra-Taylor)
Jesse Davidson .... daily location manager (uncredited)
Shawn Langleiben .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Brian Goodwin .... special thanks
Darren E. Johnson .... special thanks
Mike Scarna .... special thanks (as Michael Scarna)
 

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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for a brutal rape (original rating)
Runtime:
104 min | 94 min (R-rated version)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Germany:18 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R (edited version) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)

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References I Spit on Your Grave (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata in A major D 959See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This felt like a self empowerment film, 24 August 2009
Author: interestedparty111 from Australia

Love Rosario Dawson, think she's one of the finest actresses of the modern era.

Descent seems to be more about self-empowerment than anything else. It's the consistent undertone in everything in the film. The dialog is flat, the characters seemingly intentionally bland and one sided. The only consistency is the representation of self-empowerment in the characters and Rosario's journey from self empowerment to loss of empowerment and back again.

Pitching this as a rape classic isn't appropriate, and that's probably why so many people don't enjoy the film. The standard 'rape' audience wouldn't particularly like this film, and maybe that's the point? The film asks more questions than it answers, and it does confront it's target audience, whether they like it or not. There's a compelling relationship between the characters and the target audience and while the film doesn't slap the audience across the face with self-righteous audacity it does engage the viewer for what may or may not be, all the wrong reasons.

Descent is a good film which IMHO is severely under-rated.

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