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Anamorph (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Thriller  |  5 August 2008 (Netherlands)
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A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

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Alexandra Fredericks
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Crystal
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Young Man
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Robin Goldsmith ...
Stone-Faced Detective
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Storyline

Stan is a quiet, solitary detective in New York City. A few months ago, he solved a gruesome case of serial murders, although an undercover police officer lost her life. A new set of similar murders begins: the bodies are elaborately displayed and the killer uses equipment from art and early movie making in the tableau, or he leaves a clue as to where the investigators are to stand to get the full artistic effect. Stan is paired with a younger detective, Carl, whom he brushes off when Carl wants to get to know him. As pieces fall in place, it's a race to prevent the next killing, quite possibly someone close to Stan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Madness. Mayhem. Mutilation. The masterwork of a serial killer.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing grisly images, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 August 2008 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Anamorf  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,120 (USA) (18 April 2008)

Gross:

$5,912 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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When Stan meets his former partner, he rolls down the window of his car on the passenger's's side. During this scene the height of he window is changes in every shot. See more »

Quotes

Carl Uffner: [to Stan] So what's this one about, Picasso?
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Nice Plot, Bad Execution
20 May 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This story deserves a better director. Someone who understands the subject very well. The idea was really cool but follows the same platform of movies like Silence of the Lambs. Acting is nearly good. I think with a little more effort and time it could have been more interesting.

There are too many co-incidences which spoil the mystery. The story is certainly dragged at places. And at places it makes you sleepy. The music is nothing great. Willen Dafoe tries his best to impress. So I think it is not the one to watch in a theater but its a good watch at home. Nothing Brainy about it. It won't keep you guessing.


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