With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
The bankrupted owner of the movie theater 'Vogue', Kirby Sweetman, is hired by the eccentric private collector Mr. Bellinger to search and find the only existing print of the legendary horror film "La Fin Absolue du Monde" by Hans Backovic. This lost film is considered magic and cursed, and has been presented only once to an audience at the Sitges Festival, driving the people insane and causing bloodshed in the theater. The director, the crew and everybody involved in its production seemingly have died since. Kirby owes 200.000 dollars to his father-in-law, who blames Kirby for the death of his daughter Annie, and accepts the assignment to pay his debt. Bellinger shows him a souvenir from the film in his basement, a chained angel that had his wings torn off in the movie. Kirby travels to France to meet a contact and has glimpses of his beloved Annie, initiating his journey to hell. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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When Kirby is confronted by Walter about the money he owes, Walter tells Kirby he's got one week to come up with it. Kirby towards the end of the movie gets the money and finds the theater chained up. When on the phone with one of the employees from the theater he says that he was given *two* weeks to get the money. See more »
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John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns is a very cliché'-ridden film. I couldn't help but be reminded of the evil film in Indiana Jones- Raider's of the Lost Ark. This film has great acting, great cinematography, and a great conclusion.
First off, Cigarette Burns has a very simple story. A rare movie-buff who owns a run-down theater is sent on a mission to find a rare film for a rich philanthropist. The film is rumored to have been destroyed, after it's first viewing caused violence in the crowd, many deaths, and the burning down of the theater.
The story of this film is executed to near perfection. The viewer really begins to understand the power of the "evil film" and begins to want to see the film themselves.
The acting in this film is impressive. The lead, Norman Reedus, plays his part very well, as does the philanthropist, Udo Kier. The lighting is great, the effects are great, and the camera work is great.
The end of Cigarette Burns is very well done and very suiting for the film. While it may be confusing to some, it is the perfect ending to a great film.
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