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Sublime (2007)

On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along ... See full summary »

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Cast

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George
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Jenny
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Mandingo (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
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Zoe (as Katherine Cunningham-Eves)
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Billy
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Dr. Sharazi
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Chloe
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Ned
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Ira
Dan Gerrity ...
Bald Man
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Dr. Lichterhand
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Andrea / PVS Host
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ...
PJ
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Frank / PVS Host
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Friar Mate
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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along his birthday party, his friends and family tell many cases of medical errors, and George is worried about. After the surgery, George finds that his surgery had complications because of a homonymous patient, and he had received a thoracoscopic sympathectomy instead. While interned, George discloses bizarre and dark secrets about the East Wing of the hospital while his wife and family have to take a decision about his fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Maybe... if you spend your life worrying... then the only way that your life will have meaning is if what you fear becomes real. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ei paluuta  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Iatrogenic illness" is a real term and it does happen, though the statistics quoted in the film and therefore the conclusions drawn from those numbers are questionable. See more »

Goofs

When we see George intubated with an endotracheal tube, he audibly speaks to his son. Patients that are intubated cannot speak as the tube goes in between the vocal cords. It's possible to make noise if the anchoring balloon of the tube is ruptured, but then the speech will not be clear. See more »

Quotes

Mandingo: You ready for a little lesson? To be set free? For a dose of reality? First: the lesson. Do you know who I am? I told you my name, bitch. You forget that? I know you ain't forget that! Come on, you caucasian motherfucker! Say it while you still got a pair.
George Grieves: [through his breathing tube] Mandingo.
Mandingo: That's right. That's my name. But do you know who I am?
George Grieves: [stammers unintelligibly attempting to reply]
Mandingo: No, I mean in the metaphorical sense, motherfucker. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM?
[leaps onto George's chest]
Mandingo: I...
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Connections

References Jacob's Ladder (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Have No Fear
Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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Excellent Movie... has a "Sixth Sense" feel to it
24 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I initially got this movie not really expecting that great of a film; like most of you who've seen it I found it at at a video store. This movie isn't like a traditional horror movie; it doesn't rely on much blood and guts to build suspense. The whole movie is about a single man, and everything that happens to him after he goes in to what appears to be a routine operation. The movie itself is VERY slow, so for some people who haven't got the patience to watch the movie until its ending, and are expecting the more traditional hack and slash out of this horror movie, may be disappointed.

The movie is full of metaphor, which is one of the things that I *really* liked about it. Nearly everything that happens is symbolic to the main character on at least one level. This will seem a bit much, but that's why I recommend you wait till the end of the movie to judge it.

The best way I'd sum this movie up is: A common man, facing very horrible situations; by the end of the movie nearly all of his fears will be revealed... and in the end he must make the ultimate choice. Watch this movie, and keep in mind it moves slowly for a reason.


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