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Last Breath (2010)

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A husband and wife, whose marriage is built on shifting sand, find themselves imprisoned by a sadistic killer - forced to make choices that will ultimately determine their family's survival or demise.

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Tina Johnson
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Michael Johnson
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Dark Figure
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Caleb Johnson
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Jeff East ...
Dennis
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Bill Johnson
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Peter
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Young Michael
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Tina's Mother
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Tina Johnson and Michael Johnson have a son, Caleb, but they live an unhappy marriage. They are distant to each other and Michael has a love affair with his secretary Sarah. One night, Tina and Michael buy a derelict building that Michael expects to fix to make money. While showing the large space to Tina, they are surprised by a sadistic stranger and are tortured along the night. Who might be the stranger and why is he doing this to the couple? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hold onto yours

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Horror

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12 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Der letzte Atemzug  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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After searching for months for the right location Aaron Laue found the Warehouse that would be the crucial location of the film less than 3 miles away from his and Tys home. See more »

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Tina Johnson: I knew if I had you, I had everything.
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Hold on to Hope
Performed by The Bypass featuring Sarah Orrick
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Postmodern Horror as Allegory
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to see this film at the urging of a friend. As spencerhawken said in his review, the film starts out very much like torture porn, derivative of Saw. This view is further bolster by the fact that like Jigsaw, the Dark Figure seems intent on teaching Michael and Tina some life lesson. But here is where the similarity between Saw and other similar films ends.

Through well stage scenes your are brought into the lives of Michael and Tina in a way that you never are in "horror" films, which is to say that you readily suspend disbelief and come to think of them as real people and, as a result come to feel for them and their disintegrating marriage, unlike the nameless faceless cannon fodder in Hollywood horror films. Does anyone really care about anyone in Scream 4? I think not. But to call Last Breath a horror film does not do it justice. It is more a dramatic, suspenseful allegory than a horror film. In the end it has a message, but it doesn't beat you over the head with it. The denouement is unexpected and yet, when it arrives, is completely believable and consistent with the rest of the film without a whiff of deus ex machina.

I would strongly urge anyone NOT to avoid this film just because other reviewers have labeled it a horror film. Are there suspenseful and horrific elements? Yes, but when you see the film you will realize why those horrific elements are necessary for Michael and Tina to realize just what they have lost and that, perhaps, they still have hopes for redemption.


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