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Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

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A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shilo Wallace (as Alexa Vega)
Nathan / Repo Man (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Nivek Ogre ...
Pavi Largo (as Ogre)
Branko Lebar ...
Rotti's Chauffeur
Sherrie Alviso
Anna Kostan ...
Young Mormon Woman
Brad Austin ...
Young Mormon Man
Big Man


In the year 2056 - the not so distant future - an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera. Written by Lionsgate

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Foniki synallagi  »

Box Office


$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,029 (USA) (14 November 2008)


$140,244 (USA) (5 December 2008)

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Shot digitally except for flashback sequences, which were shot on 16 mm film. See more »


At the beginning of the movie Rotti is looking at the pictures of his children doing things he disapproves of and his children are in the room but two seconds later when the doctor walks in to tell him he is terminally ill they are gone. See more »


Pavi Largo: The most dashing, panty-snatching, I will leave your diapers dripping!
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Written by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Sarah Brightman, Nivek Ogre, Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton
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A very cool modern opera that will surely be playing at midnight screenings as a cult classic for years to come
20 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This modern, actually futuristic, opera is unlike anything I've seen. Many of its qualities remind me of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' a film that was never on my list of favorites. This is better simply because it's able to hold together a more plausible and serious story yet still present itself in the aesthetic of a psychedelic musical. It blends brutality with comedy and music very effectively, in fact, there were far more laughs in our theater than anything else. The interactions between the characters as they sing their parts make for great character development and story progression simultaneously. The character's themselves are all well performed, including Paris Hilton (what happens to her needs to be seen, not described). I'm not the type to like weird, cult films but this held my attention. It's definitely worth a viewing, and if you have time to immerse yourself, then it's definitely worth some good applause.

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