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Writers:
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Don't stay alone... you could end up facing yourself.
Plot:
A young woman realizes her friends are being murdered by their own doubles. She and her boyfriend work to solve the mystery before becoming victims themselves. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Cécile Boland ... Brenda
Max Digby ... Carl
Jason Morell ... Mustapha Makkur
Felix Scott ... Mike

Mary Stockley ... Kate
Martin Swabey ... Stu
Veronique Van de Ven ... Carol
Peter Warnock ... The Doctor
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Directed by
Giles Daoust 
Emmanuel Jespers 
 
Writing credits
Giles Daoust (written by) &
Emmanuel Jespers (written by)

Emmanuel Jespers  story

Produced by
Giles Daoust .... producer
Emmanuel Jespers .... producer
Ernst Meinrath .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ernst Meinrath 
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Vervoort 
 
Film Editing by
Laurent Hayot 
 
Casting by
Urvashi Chugani 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Baudouin du Bois .... first assistant director
Bruno Du Bois .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ernst Meinrath .... sound designer
Christian Monheim .... sound
Laurence Morel .... boom operator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Artefacts" - Belgium (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violent/disturbing content
Runtime:
75 min
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
It could've been good, if they had a real ending for it, 12 September 2008
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

The movie's only an hour and fifteen minutes long, and a portion of that's taken up by the end credits, so it's very short. The end credits mention something about a Belgian Tax Shelter, which may explain this movie's existence.

The DVD cover, incidentally, has nothing to do with the film.

It did actually hold my interest up to the "ending." People are being killed by their doppelgangers, who appear accompanied by odd static. The police find metal "artifacts" in their bodies. There's an amusing web search at one point where the heroine searches for "artefact in bodies" or something like that. That would bring up a lot more results than she gets, and she actually finds more or less what she was looking for.

But anyway, in the end the artefacts and the doppelgangers are not explained. Nor is the non-explanation satisfactory in any way. I might have given the movie a 6/10 or 7/10 if it sustained the interest with the ending, but the failure to have a resolution really damaged it for me.

The special feature indicates this was shot in 12 days for $100,000 with a cast of 10 and 20 locations. It sounded like they originally wanted the actors to work off the synopsis rather than use a script. For a movie on a limited budget with a limited shooting schedule, that's a real mistake. The dialogue and acting in the film is actually fine, it's the plot where the film falls flat at the end, with no wrapup. I'm not really sure where the $100,000 went. Maybe just towards paying the cast and crew? They do blow up a car....

The special feature does offer a very little additional information about two of the characters that one could not possibly get from the film. However, the director either really did not have an explanation, or plays coy. Supposedly, budgetary restrictions kept them from offering a real ending. They're open to the possibility of a sequel or a remake. I'm doubtful whether they'll get that opportunity.

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