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Uwe Boll (written by)
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A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Uwe Boll 
 
Writing credits
Uwe Boll (written by)

Produced by
Uwe Boll .... producer
Dan Clarke .... producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Michael Grudman .... associate producer
Jonathan Shore .... executive producer
Matthias Triebel .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jessica de Rooij 
 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Sabinsky 
 
Production Design by
Shane Vieau 
 
Set Decoration by
Shane Vieau 
 
Costume Design by
Aieisha Li  (as Aieisha Li Louis)
 
Makeup Department
Tanya Howard .... key makeup artist
Leah Schweiger .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Dan Clarke .... production manager (as Daniel Clarke)
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Eric 'Rico' Hargreaves .... carpenter (as Eric Hargreaves)
Christine Houtman .... scenic painter
Robert Houtman .... head painter
Jeff Jordan .... lead carpenter (as Geoff Jordan)
Clive Joslin .... carpenter
Jesse Joslin .... construction coordinator
Keith McCulloch .... foreman
Tyler Page .... property master
Barry Rennie .... carpenter
Michael Sullivan .... scenic painter
Kennedy Telford .... dresser
 
Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Bright .... boom operator
Maarten Buning .... additional sound design
Ken Cade .... sound designer
Hugo DeLaCerda .... sound re-recording mixer (as Hugo De La Cerda)
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Jordan Ivey .... backgrounds editor
Jason Mauza .... foley editor
Mark Noda .... sound mixer
Kevin Townshend .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Jak Osmond .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Ed Anders .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Burianyk .... best boy grip
T.C. Chapman .... gaffer (as Tracey [TC] Chapman)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Leigh Jenkins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Russell Lewis .... lamp operator
Jason Lexa .... best boy electric
Marty Naucler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Vince Phillips .... key grip
Jim Stacey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Scott Wallace .... video assist operator
 
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... lab timer
Deirdre Bennett .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver (as Deirdre Kelly)
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Michelle Grady .... account executive: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Jay Harada .... digital intermediate editor: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Rhys Lloyd .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Ken MacKenzie .... imaging technician: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver (as Ken Mackenzie)
Warren Mazutinec .... first assistant editor
David Robinson .... titling: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
Michael Shapcotte .... digital intermediate systems administrator: Technicolor Creative Services, Vancouver
 
Transportation Department
Gordon Alyward .... transport coordinator (as Gord Alyward)
 
Other crew
Denise Bonney .... legal assistant
Joel Bradley .... first assistant production coordinator
Joseph S. Condon .... security (as Joe Condon)
Sarah Crawford .... post-production accounting: Pitchblack Pictures
Samantha Diep .... corporate accountant: Pitchblack Pictures
Karyn Edwards .... production attorney (as Karyn Edwards LL.B.)
Claude Forest .... insurance provider: Multimedia Risk
Marc Fredette .... office assistant: Pitchblack Pictures
Kelly Fry .... craft service
Kelly Fry .... first aid
Marilyn Liu .... vice president of finance: Pitchblack Pictures
Terry Mackay .... location manager (as Terry MacKay)
Margo MacPherson .... assistant: Shawn Williamson
Melissa Malone .... legal assistant
Jessie McAllan .... director of operations: Pitchblack Pictures
Emma Murray .... office assistant: Pitchblack Pictures
Michael Nachoff .... material servicing
Justin Richardson .... production assistant
Joey Setter .... production coordinator
Joecy Shepherd .... script supervisor
Tania Susi .... production accountant
Ki Wight .... director of development: Pitchblack Pictures
 

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0 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Uwe Boll does drama., 10 April 2011
Author: zulus88 from UK

Perhaps with childish naivety, I used to believe that Uwe Boll's trademark reputation is actually an effect of a very conscious manipulation. I hoped that one day he would emerge, like a stunning butterfly, from a cocoon of abysmal effort that did nothing but ruined countless video game franchises for their fans across the globe. Stoic and following it Rampage and Darfur (all three made in 2009) were to change prevailing opinion about Boll's lack of talent and test his skill in a more serious context. The first of them- a gritty prison drama, is far from the lows set by i.e. Alone in the Dark (2005) but is it sufficiently competent to redeem Boll? Supposedly based on facts- but in fact difficult to verify, Stoic is restricted to the space of one cell and a tragedy that plays out within it, between four cell-mates. Film is divided into interviews with three of them in the aftermath of their cell-mate's suicide death and footage that leads to this incident. Both unfold together, slowly revealing the true nature of the tragedy and each prisoner's role in it.

Although structure allows for interesting escalation of both guilt and violence it is in no way reminiscent of Rashomon (1950) and Boll remains objective as to what we see leaving no questions about intentions of the violators. Extended from merely a treatment, film is filled with improvised rant that fails to capture the true essence of this story. All three aggressors come across unnaturally and their solid performances are wasted on an aimless direction that resorts to their monologue every time the narrative runs out of steam.

In the end 80 minutes long feature is carried forward by several acts of brutality that turn to be disturbingly engrossing beats sustaining the collapsing tension. Stoic aims to be gritty and realist but lacks focus and talent to achieve these qualities. What materialises on the screen is a bore- repetitive and at times moronic dialogue and an apparent agenda that packs a punch but misses its target by miles. It fails to shock because it lacks any competently realised context for its content.

Verdict: It's better than any of the countless video-game adaptations that Boll unleashed in his fury upon the world. But even still it is stagy, amateurish film-making that makes a point by showing brutal, animalistic behaviour but lacks either will or talent to turn it into anything relevant. There is simply no reward in enduring the violence for its sake and no interesting insight into why it was committed, beyond the obvious capacity for it that we all share. We come already equipped in that knowledge, Stoic does nothing that we wouldn't already know.

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