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The Human Contract (2008)

R | | Drama | 18 March 2010 (Israel)
A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon.



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Locked doors, and the monster inside us. In L.A., tightly-wound Julian Wright is separated. He meets Michael, she's seductive and uninhibited; by chance, a few days later they connect. The PR firm where he's creative director is competing to be bought by a household name (think Proctor & Gamble); winning will bring money, status, and a big ad budget. His firm's win depends on both his ideas and his maintaining traditional values; so, he puts his divorce on hold. His family adds problems: childhood memories and his sister's abusive husband threaten his balance. His fuse is short. Will self control hold obsession and fury in check, or is Michael the spark that will start a conflagration? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 2010 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Bajo la piel  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the cemetery scene there is a grave marker with the name Makaveli and the dates 1971-1996 on it. This is a tribute to Director/Writer Jada Pinkett Smith's close friend and rapper/actor Tupac Shakur whom she knew since they were young adults. See more »


When Michael and Julian are talking about Christmas, Michaels position changes with each camera angle. She is laying on her back when the camera is on Julian. She's on her side when the camera is on her. See more »


Julian Wright: I have never believed I deserve to be loved. But now I see that everything I've ever wanted has always been right in front of me. I've been the only thing standing in my way. But no more. No more.
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Our Remains
Written by Shana Halligan, Michael Railton and Kiran Shahani
Performed by Bitter Sweet
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Surprise high quality European style dark drama.
31 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not knowing anything about cast or director helped me truly enjoy this film, I had no pre conceived ideas or expectations. Except for a few not fully explained issues, the main plot and non conventional story take you to an original situation where freedom, anguish, pain, and a chance for liberation clash incessantly. This movie is not for the standard American public, I can predict it will be very well received in other parts of the world with more sophisticated film tastes. The chemistry between both lead actors is electrifying, the continuous tension keeps your attention fixed. Not knowing how the story will end keeps you guessing multiple outcomes. The sexual encounters are realistic and totally appropriate.

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