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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  2 November 2007 (USA)
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.



(screenplay), (short story "Kneller's Happy Campers")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Mikal P. Lazarev ...
Kid Kostya
Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)
Eugene's Mother


Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Life is a trip, but the afterlife is one hell of a ride. See more »

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Rated R for language and disturbing content involving suicide | See all certifications »

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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csuklónyiszálók  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,808 (USA) (19 October 2007)


$104,077 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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Shea Whigham's character (Eugene) is partly based on Gur Bentwich, Israeli writer/director and friend of Etgar Keret who wrote "Kneller's Happy Campers". He is also partly based on Eugene Hutz, front-man of Gogol Bordello and friend of director Goran Dukic. See more »


After Mikal and Zia sleep together on the beach, just before they wake up from the shouts of Kneller, Mikal is barefoot. In the next scene, still sleeping, she has red shoes on her feet. See more »


Eugene: Cute? That's what they say about the puppy. The only thing worse is good friend, or nice person. In plain English it means I'll leech off you as long as I can, but don't even think about getting into my pants.
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References Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) See more »


Occurrence on the Border
Written by Eugene Hutz
Performed by Gogol Bordello
Courtesy of Tee Pee Records
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12 April 2006 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Where do we end up when we die? What type of hell do we go to if we've "offed ourselves" as the characters in WRISTCUTTERS say? This fanciful movie opens with Fugit's character Zia organizing, cleaning, and straightening his room, readying himself for his death. In the blink of an eye, we see Zia's body on the floor of the bathroom, blood everywhere, and we're transported to a world which is hot, dull, endless, and sad. Zia discovers that everyone in this world has offed themselves, and the physical traits remain. Zia offed himself because of intense sadness caused by his girlfriend Desiree. He's befriended by Eugene, whose whole family is there. There days are filled with drinking, doing odd jobs, and trying to make the time pass. But Zia discovers that his girlfriend has committed suicide and he's on a mission to find her. With Eugene, they roadtrip ... to nowhere, searching for the woman and meet Mikal, who is also on a search, for the PIC: People in Charge. The film follows these characters as they search for something, someone to fill the void that they had when they were alive. The film is well shot with great music and tender moments. The only negative about the film is the writing. It would have been much more interesting to see an arc in Fugit's character, instead, it's rather straightline as everyone around him changes.

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