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A man awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, with no memory of how he got there or who he is, he must rely on his most primal instincts to survive. But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life. Written by
During a Q&A at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the screenwriter (Dodd) revealed that he started writing the script as a "free-writing" experiment with no plan, no outline, and no idea of what was going to happen. On page one, when he realized that he didn't even know the identity of the main character, he put that idea into the script, too. The writer also said that the story, for him, was a metaphor for trying to get a movie made. "I would not, could not, give up," he said. See more »
With broken lower leg bones the protagonist could in no way have moved the way he did. See more »
Mr. Brody is a fine actor, and we always enjoy seeing him in action. His name was the main reason we decided to watch this disappointing film. We realize that actors look forward to, and relish a role that allows them the opportunity to cut loose and gnash their teeth and in this film, Mr. Brody does a lot of tooth gnashing. He wakes up trapped in a wrecked car in a forest. Obviously he has no idea where he is and he is in great pain. Eventually he realizes that two dead men occupy the rear seat, and there is no driver. In one of the few lines in the film, he speaks, indicating that he doesn't know who he is. This is almost another "The Jacket", but "The Jacket" had a point. Writhing with this man (we never know his name and neither does he),for an hour and half of suffering and fevered hallucinations proved to be too excruciating (for us). We had to keep hitting the fast forward button, hoping for something to happen. From the disc cover we had the impression that he awakes to find not only guns but money. Since the driver was not in the wrecked vehicle, we expected him to return, perhaps with henchmen, to reclaim the money and create some mayhem, but unfortunately nothing like that ever happens. In fact nothing at all happens save for a few brief hallucinations that contribute nothing to this tale, until finally, only at the very last minute in a hopelessly contrived scene of recovering memory we get the barest glimpse of who this man may have been and how he got into this sorry situation; the end. Like the punch line at the end of a long bad joke, this leaves you with your mouth open, saying: "And...you mean that's it?"
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