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Laura Kasischke (novel)
Emil Stern (screenplay)
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5 September 2008 (Poland) See more »
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Diana's life is not what it seems. See more »
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A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Uma Thurman ... Diana (Adult)

Evan Rachel Wood ... Diana (Teen)

Eva Amurri Martino ... Maureen (as Eva Amurri)

Gabrielle Brennan ... Emma

Brett Cullen ... Paul

Oscar Isaac ... Marcus
Jack Gilpin ... Mr. McCleod
Maggie Lacey ... Amanda (Adult)

John Magaro ... Michael Patrick

Lynn Cohen ... Sister Beatrice

Nathalie Paulding ... Amanda (Teen) (as Nathalie Nicole Paulding)

Molly Price ... Diana's Mother

Oliver Solomon ... Detective

Anna Moore ... Blonde Student (as Anna Renee Moore)

Isabel Keating ... Maureen's Mother

Adam Chanler-Berat ... Ryan

Tanner Cohen ... Nate Witt (as Tanner Max Cohen)

Aldous Davidson ... Diana's Student
Ann McDonough ... Librarian

Sharon Washington ... Nurse

Kia Jam ... Doctor

J.T. Arbogast ... Male Reporter

Jewel Donohue ... Mother at Shooting
Shayna Levine ... Page (Teen)

Anslem Richardson ... Policeman

Evan Neumann ... Boy Kicked in Groin
Reathel Bean ... Dean

Tuck Milligan ... Clinic Doctor

Jessica Carlson ... Girl at Shooting
Molly Shreger ... Female Student (as Molly Schreger)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pierce Cravens ... Teen Usher
Sherman Alpert ... Professor (uncredited)
Edwin J. Birmingham ... SWAT Officer (uncredited)

Zachary Booth ... Boy Swimming (uncredited)
Emily Branigan ... Girl Smoking in Locker Room (uncredited)
Tom Carney ... Lecture Attendee (uncredited)
Heather Collis ... Waitress (uncredited)

Peter Conboy ... Professor Attending Lecture (uncredited)
Brett Epstein ... Student (uncredited)
Alexander Fagan ... Male Student (uncredited)

Philip M. Gardiner ... Survivor (uncredited)

Anne Clare Gibbons-Brown ... Pedestrian / Moviegoer (uncredited)

Christopher Jon Gombos ... Briar Hill Police Officer (uncredited)
Barbara Grant ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Guy Guglielmi ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Melissa Heaton ... Highschool student (uncredited)
Jennifer Holguin ... Classmate (uncredited)
Jake Honig ... Student (uncredited)
Jack Levis ... Extra (uncredited)

T.J. Linnard ... Male Student (uncredited)
Paul Lucenti ... Student in hall (uncredited)
James Margelony ... Student Shot (uncredited)
Seth Michael May ... Teaching Assistant (uncredited)
Maria Nazzaro ... Nun at Catholic School (uncredited)

Greg Nutcher ... Professor (uncredited)

Craig Pollack ... Survivor (uncredited)

Julia Rusatsky ... (uncredited)

Cristina Santiago ... Mourner (uncredited)

Robert Sciglimpaglia ... Family Member at Memorial Service (uncredited)

Kenny Shapiro ... Dining at Restaurant (uncredited)

Ken Sladyk ... University Professor (uncredited)

Sonny Vellozzi ... Memorial Mourner (uncredited)
Jamie Watson ... Triage Medic (uncredited)

Brian M. Wixson ... Scott Connell (uncredited)

Gail Yudain ... Professor (uncredited)
Ted Yudain ... Professor (uncredited)
Dianne Zaremba ... Sister Mary (uncredited)

Directed by
Vadim Perelman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Laura Kasischke  novel
Emil Stern  screenplay

Produced by
Chase Bailey .... co-producer
Marc Butan .... executive producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Anthony Katagas .... producer
Ian McGloin .... co-producer
Vadim Perelman .... producer
Aimée Peyronnet .... producer
Couper Samuelson .... co-producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Pawel Edelman 
 
Film Editing by
David Baxter 
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
 
Production Design by
Maia Javan 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
 
Costume Design by
Hala Bahmet 
 
Makeup Department
Margot Boccia .... key makeup artist
Francesca Buccellato .... makeup artist
Milton Buras .... hair stylist department head
Nathan J. Busch II .... assistant hair stylist (as Nathan Busch)
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup department head (as Joe Compayno)
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Thurman
C. Romania Ford .... additional makeup artist (as Romania Ford)
John James .... additional hair stylist
Annette Lorant .... hair stylist: additional photography
Annette Lorant .... makeup artist: additional photography
Kyra Panchenko .... makeup artist: Ms. Thurman
Ryan Trygstad .... hair stylist: Ms. Thurman
Christine Domaniecki .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sharon C. Dietz .... production supervisor
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Cynthia Nicolella .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Mangan .... second assistant director
Francisco Ortiz .... second second assistant director
F. Auguste Rahmberg .... assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director: additional photography
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen A. Baker .... key construction grip
John J. Ciccimarro .... key carpenter
Doug Coleman .... set dresser
Robert Currie .... property master
Arlo Hoffman .... greens foreman
Gavin A. Holmes .... carpenter
Elizabeth S. Lieberman .... scenic artist
Richard Moran .... construction grip
Jacob Perelman .... artist
Paul Pitalo .... set dresser
Mark Pollard .... graphic art director
Heather Prendergast .... buyer
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Will Scheck .... key greensperson
Nithya Shrinivasan .... assistant art director
Stephen Siersema .... scenic artist
Patricia Sprott .... scenic charge
Brianne Zulauf .... additional graphics
Brianne Zulauf .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound mixer
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
Dorian Cheah .... sound designer
Dorian Cheah .... sound effects editor
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor
Judah Getz .... assistant sound editor
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Jonathan Klein .... foley supervisor
Howard London .... adr mixer
John Marquis .... sound effects editor
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Kelly Neese .... boom operator
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Egor Panchenko .... additional sound utility
Eryne Prine .... assistant sound editor
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Jacob Riehle .... first assistant sound editor
Buck Robinson .... sound mixer: additional photography
Dan Sharp .... sound recordist
Seth Tallman .... sound utility
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
Jon Wakeham .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Neil Ruddy .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
J. Cody Baker .... assistant colorist
Benoit Blouin .... digital effects artist
Nadège Bozzetti .... lighting and rendering
Jimmy Caron .... digital compositor
Debbie Cooke .... titles producer
Francois Croteau .... digital effects artist
Alexandre Ethier .... senior CG supervisor: elementFX
Éric Hamel .... matte painter
Mara Hamilton .... visual effects executive producer
Nicolas Langlois-Demers .... lead rigger technical director
Etienne Laroche .... digital effects artist
Hugo Léveillé .... digital compositor
Jonathan Paquin .... digital effects artist
Vincent Poitras .... digital compositor: Buzz Image Group
Philippe Roberge .... digital compositor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate colorist
Duy Tran .... modeler
Marjolaine Tremblay .... visual effects supervisor: elementFX
 
Stunts
Laura Farfel .... stunt performer
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Uma Thurman
Kevin Rogers .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Jon Gombos .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Alison Barton .... grip
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
James Casey .... grip
Ben D'Andrea .... grip
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... rigging gaffer
Morris Flam .... gaffer
Samuel G. Friedman .... best boy electric
Richard Henkels .... director of photography: additional photography
Richard Henkels .... director of photography: second unit
George Hennah .... first assistant camera
Petr Hlinomaz .... camera operator: "c" camera
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Adam Johnson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Kirsch .... additional grip
Thomas Landi .... electrician
Kurt Lennig .... gaffer
John O'Malley .... electrician
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Lance Rieck .... remote camera technician
Joe Ritter .... assistant camera
Dave Rudolph .... electrician
Darren Ryan .... video assist operator
Michele SchianodiCola .... electrician
Jaime Segschneider .... second assistant camera
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Craig Striano .... grip
John Tanzer .... electrician
David Taylor .... grip
David J. Thompson .... Steadicam operator
David J. Thompson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Ware .... electrician
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
David St-Amant .... animator
 
Casting Department
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting
Kevin Kuffa .... casting assistant
Sidaya Sherwood .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pam Aaron .... set costumer
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress
Wendy M. Craig .... key set costumer
Trayce Gigi Field .... assistant costume designer
Kristin Ilagan .... wardrobe production assistant
Joseph La Corte .... costumer: Ms. Thurman and Ms. Wood
Marcia Patten .... costume supervisor
Marina Ray .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Des Carey .... digital intermediate producer
John Evans .... first assistant editor
Rick Grayson .... first assistant editor
Steve Mirkovich .... additional editor
Kiran Pallegadda .... first assistant editor
Missy Papageorge .... digital intermediate producer
Faust Pierfederici .... digital preview colorist
Alex Romano .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Kurt Smith .... color timer
Matt Tassone .... first assistant editor
Ian Turpen .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3
Jorge Tanaka .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician: guitar
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
James Horner .... musician: piano
Aaron Martin .... music score programmer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Philip Tallman .... music editor
Ian Underwood .... music score programmer
Sylvia Wells .... music scoring supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Dan Buckman .... driver: Ms. Thurman
Robert Buckman .... driver
 
Other crew
Ernesto Alcalde .... first assistant accountant
Michael Bartol .... assistant: Anthony Katagas
Peter Beer .... production assistant
Adam Bernard .... key production assistant
Arthur Blum .... dolly pusher
Kevin Camilleri .... dailies
Jen Cox .... production accountant
Adrian Croom .... set production assistant
Betsy Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Jodi Domanic-Riccio .... script supervisor: second unit
Katie-Bo Fisher .... set production assistant
Scott Foster .... production assistant
Orit Greenberg .... location scout
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Heather Harwood .... location coordinator
Michael Hekmat .... production assistant
Peter G. Howell .... production assistant
Aaron Hurvitz .... location assistant
Chris Kasparoza .... production assistant (as Christopher George)
Robyn Kubena .... assistant: Mr. Butan (as Robyn Heath)
Lindsay Maiello .... location assistant
Sean Mayo .... location production assistant
Grant McFadden .... assistant: Vadim Perelman
Matthew Monaco .... accounting clerk
Michael Nickodem .... location manager
Molly O'Keefe .... production assistant
Amy Ostrower .... post-production accountant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Dylan Press .... set production assistant
William Sepulveda .... co-key craft service
Christopher Sergeeff .... stand-in
Joshua Shull .... location scout
Franses Simonovich .... production coordinator (as Frances Simonovich)
Luke Smith .... shop man
Eugene Stamos .... additional craft service
Izabella Tzenkova .... assistant: Mr. Perelman
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Jeffrey Zaks .... assistant: Mr. Butan (as Jeff Zaks)
Russ Klein .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Paula Bolden .... special thanks
Pamela Brown .... special thanks
Mark Dixon .... special thanks: Connecticut commission on culture & tourism
Anne Hubbel .... special thanks (as Ann Hubbel)
Lila Javan .... special thanks
Stanley Nowak .... special thanks
Mike Spera .... special thanks
James Urbaniak .... special thanks
Rene Vas .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The names of the 26 victims seen on the memorial and the banner (with the exception of prominent characters such as Maureen and Mr. MacLeod) are the names of members of the production crew who worked on the film.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. McClood:The heart is the body's strongest muscle.See more »
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Soundtrack:
She's Not ThereSee more »

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85 out of 125 people found the following review useful.
An intensely beautiful picture, 9 September 2007
Author: markmaker27 from New York

I had the privilege of seeing this film at its World Premiere this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival. From the very opening sequence, this picture draws you in with its sheer beauty. The cinematography is terrific and at some points even terrifying (in a breath taking way) but what impressed me most was the dialog. Everything seemed so real, which played up every detail to me and made the picture all the more engrossing. Uma Thurman is top notch in this but i believe that Evan Rachel Wood really makes it because honestly, who else could we expect to play the teen angst better than her? The relationship between Eva Amurri's Maureen and Wood's Diana is so realistic in every situation and much of that credit has to go to Emil Stern's adaptation. There are so many themes that run deep throughout this movie, and the ever pressing scare of school shootings makes this hit home really really hard. This is an amazing film that will touch every single emotion and leave you thinking about it for days. Go see this movie whenever you get the chance. It is an intensely beautiful and moving film and most definitely one of the best I have seen so far this year.

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