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A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake Sawyer
Mia Blake ...
Sina
David Fane ...
Mr. Va'a
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Alipati
Ian Vincent ...
The Tattooist / Lemi
Caroline Cheong ...
Victoria
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Mr. Perenese
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Crash
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Lazlo McFadden
Matailiili Denzel Tuimauga ...
Osone
Glen Jackson ...
Cousin #1
Edmund Paongo ...
Cousin #2
Fasitua Amosa ...
Dr. Lima
Lauren A Jackson ...
Triage Nurse (as Lauren Jackson)
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Charge Nurse
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Storyline

American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, unwittingly unleashes a powerful angry spirit. In his devastating journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina and recover his own soul. Written by Anonymous

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Evil in ink.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

El tatuador  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Mr. Perenese: [On Mr. Va'a] He should pay for what he has done
Alipati: Then let him live... with the shame
Mr. Perenese: [throws a machete down in front of Va'a] You no longer have the right to wear that mark
[forces Va'a to cut the tatu from his skin]
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Very disappointing
21 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While there was great potential here for a very intriguing thriller and horror story, it fell apart with some really poor writing, editing and directing choices - and just purely unbelievable, at times, particularly in nearly all of the story-driving relationships. Now, while horror films do ask us to suspend our disbelief, oftentimes to great extremes, this one expects us to shatter our belief systems entirely in order to accept the progression of things that happen. What did I love about this film? The 'evil' spirit! Some great artistry and film technique used here in presenting it. Kudos. Second, the background of the roots of tattooing (tatauing). Would very much liked to have seen a little more, but from what the film presents about the very spiritual aspect of this art, it is understandable. Then, Jason Behr did his best to pull of a believable title character. Sadly more than a couple of the other actors fail at this. Poor casting, poor acting or just poor directing??? You decide if you watch it.


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