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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

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Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
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Erik
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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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An Offbeat Comedy, A Love Story, A Road Movie - But Everybody's Dead 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)  »

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Csuklónyiszálók  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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Approximately 44 minutes into the movie, when Zia first encounters the note written by Desiree, she writes the letter "I" in cursive, when he goes outside to show it to his two friends, the letter "I" in the note is shown again in print. See more »

Quotes

Zia: I think she cried at my funeral, I don't mean to brag about it or anything, but I'm pretty sure she did. Sometimes I can picture her talking to some guy she feels really close to, about how they lowered me into the grave all pathetic and shriveled up like a melted chocolate bar, and how we never actually got a chance. Then the guy fucks her real nice, fuck it's all about making her feel better.
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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

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A Song For You
Written and Performed by Gram Parsons
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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fish and whale
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a must see picture. if you enjoyed Garden State then you will most definitely enjoy this. A movie that deals with life, and the appreciation of it all, even from a dead perspective in a creative way. a must see for Tom Waits Fans and recommended to anyone who's a sucker for a love story. The movie deals with what's at the core of a person. Cinematography that let's a viewer sink into the story, and laugh at what most would refer to as a "dark" or "sad" topic. With all that's going on in the world, it's about time that we start to realize that life is what we have, it's something valuable, that we have the choice to live, and can start living it any day. When Mikal says, "most of my friends were already half dead or dead anyways.", it does make you think and the movie pushes the idea it's never to late to start your life. The actors are all well picked for this movie, it seems as though they all move with ease together. You will leave the theater feeling not so much better about life, but with a smile on your face. You'll feel not a huge sigh of a relief, but a sigh of delight. Something about the movie made me remember time and time again that the purpose is to enjoy what you have, and to love without regret. It's a movie that makes you appreciate life from a new angle.


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