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Descent -- After a traumatic experience, a young co-ed plots revenge on her attacker (with explicit sexuality).
Descent -- A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.


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  (in credits order)

Rosario Dawson ... Maya

Chad Faust ... Jared

Marcus Patrick ... Adrian

Vanessa Ferlito ... Bodega Girl
Jonathan Neil Schneider ... Archaeology 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 (as Aislaegh Jackson)
Robert Lehrer ... Speaker

Alexie Gilmore ... Seline

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

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

Jacqueline Duprey ... Celeste (as Jaqueline Duprey)

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)

Directed by
Talia Lugacy 
Writing credits
Brian Priest  &
Talia Lugacy 

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
Pamela Day .... property master (as Pam Rappaport)
Brian Goodwin .... set dresser
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
David Hamme .... colorist: dailies
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)
Brian Goodwin .... special thanks
Darren E. Johnson .... special thanks
Mike Scarna .... special thanks (as Michael Scarna)
Adam Weis .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated NC-17 for a brutal rape (original rating)
104 min | 94 min (R-rated version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Germany:18 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R (edited version) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)

Did You Know?

In the scene that Maya (Rosario Dawson) is building a house, a woman (Tracie Thoms) asks if she is okay. Both Dawson and Thoms sang in the movie-musical Rent (2005).See more »
Adrian:Hey. Ask. Don't take.
Jared:Fine. Adrian, can I please have a smoke?
Adrian:Smoke mine.
Adrian:So go ahead and smoke it.
Jared:Not gonna smoke it in between your toes.
Adrian:Yeah, you are.
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Movie Connections:
References The Hunt for Red October (1990)See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Review: Descent, 25 June 2008
Author: bloodymonday from Thailand

It's excruciating experience to see "Descent" in one single watch. It shows how much humanity we sacrificed for the sake of vengeance. Just like a great companion "Hard Candy", this movie can easily teared down your emotion and left it as open-wounded.

Rosario Dawson is Maya, a shy college student who, just like any hopeful young girls, wishes to meet a perfect man. At the party, she met Jared (Chad Faust), a passionate young man. He quickly makes a move to Maya. With all beautiful words and gestures he used, Maya finally let her guard down and completely trust that, this is the man whom she can spend a life with.

Then, horror happened. Maya was brutally raped by Jared. Her ideal world seemed to crumble right in front of her face. Maya delved into the darkness as she spends her life in her own silent world. She works in a clothing shop where she just ignores everybody else. Spending time in dance club where drugs, boozes and stranger intimacy are her new friends.

Months later, the story comes to last act when Maya and Jared meet again in the classroom. As insured, she has a plan. And it's a plan that Jared couldn't possibly think of. Strangely, he plays along with it. What we have here in the last 20 minutes is the most disturbing, depraved, twisted act that anybody couldn't possibly imagine.

One can think of how cheerfulness to see our heroic trio in "Death Proof" got their revenge. The result is comedic-like, ultra-surreal ending that sure to satisfy by fans of exploitation films. "Descent" ignores the whole concept of exploitation thing and stick it firmly to the ground with its truthfulness. It's an act of vengeance in its purest form. And it goes on and on and on and nobody seemed to be happy about it.

First time director, Talia Lugacy did an admirable job to explore this twisted world. One might think that she's overdone with Maya's downfall by putting excessive madness into the protagonist that almost overkill it. But with this powerful opening and ending, It's obvious that she has a rightfulness to tell this story straight.

One can also admire the lead (and first time producer), Rosario Dawson, to put herself into an interesting career path. It's the role that any praises for her acting overshadowed by its controversial. But it's also a role that will re-define her body of work and create a significant part in her life. As she feels that she's capable to do everything from now on.

In the final moment where the film just simply captures at Maya's face, it's effective. As they're both haunting and yet, strangely beautiful. There's not a single moment to show our protagonist satisfied in what she did, even she just thought so. It shows how much we wrong thought about "Revenge is a dish best served cold". Because it's ain't.

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