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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

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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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(screenplay), (short story "Kneller's Happy Campers")
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Zia
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Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
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Erik
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Kostya
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Jim
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Kid Kostya
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Yan
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Messiah
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Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)
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Eugene's Mother
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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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You don't know what you have until you lose it. 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)

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$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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Pouring a beer on electric guitar strings, even with the amp turned on, would be very unlikely to cause electrocution. There is no high voltage current on the guitar itself; about the only way to get electrocuted on stage is through faulty grounding in the sound system and stage set-up, and that would kill you, beer or no beer! See more »

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Zia: [narrating] I've thought about suicide again, but I haven't tried it. I didn't want to end up in a bigger shit hole than this one.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 3 November 2007 (2007) See more »

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Deathwish
Written by George Belanger, James McGearty, Rikk Agnew, Rozz Williams
Performed by Christian Death
Courtesy of Frontier Records
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Although dark, oddly uplifting
27 July 2006 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

Bleak film of death and a depressing afterlife. Lots of nice little touches, like with the music - you only pick up on it after talking with people about it. From what I understand not completely faithful to the book, although I didn't read it. Good humor, oddly uplifting due to the romance.

Saw this at Sundance this year, was one of the 3 best we saw. Patrick Fugit was brilliant. Shannon was also strong. If you like dark films, you won't be disappointed. Can't comment on technical aspects of film, since i'm not in the industry.

Summary: Great cast, good writing. Fun times by all.


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