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A New York photographer hunts down a serial killer.

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The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The most terrifying ride you'll ever take


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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody gruesome violence, grisly images involving nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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7 August 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,394 (USA) (1 August 2008)

Gross:

$73,548 (USA) (8 August 2008)
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Vinnie Jones and Bradley Cooper were born exactly ten years apart on January 5th. Vinnie in 1965, and Bradley in 1975. See more »

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After Leon has his tongue ripped off, you can see the tongue intact in his mouth. See more »

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Leon Kauffman: I just didn't imagine that you would be the kind of person to say "whoa".
Susan Hoff: I'm not. I don't. I haven't said it since high school.
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An unexpected gem of gore
21 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie expecting very little and I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised. This is a well written film that uses tension effectively. The set is dark and atmospheric and the plot engages with unexpected angles. The characterisation is particularly good. Vinnie Jones excels as a mysterious psychopathic figure without any dialogue. Cooper is also good as the curious photographer seeking the perfect shot. You become involved with Cooper's journey and although his character is not likable, he is interesting. The film is a complete gore-fest although in a chillingly cold way. The violence lacks the passion of Hostel but this only heightens the effect. The three marks missing from my rating are purely because of the extremely poor ending. I will be disappointed at Barker if this is how he finished his story as it is much more fitting of Stephen King and his inability to write a decent finish. Definitely worth a watch though!


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