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48 Hours in Purgatory -- From the bad-ass crew of rock star film-makers to the subjects of their latest documentary, this haunting movie explores the complexity of relationships and the question of 'how far is too far' when it comes to digging around in the secrets of others.


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From the bad-ass crew of rock star film-makers to the subjects of their latest documentary, this movie explores the complexity of relationships, whether with others or with oneself. | Add synopsis »
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Emily Alatalo ... Veronique Villemaire

Sean Anthony ... Mark (as Sean Szutka)
Robin Barker ... Wallace

Stephanie Christiaens ... Kristen
Brianna Crawford ... Claire's Sister
Pamela Farrauto ... Madame Villemaire
Tanya Fraser ... News Anchor
J.C. Hewitt ... Arkham

Stefani Kimber ... Young Claire
Christopher Maddison ... News Anchor
Colin Paradine ... James
Jenna Jade Rain ... Claire

Andrew Roth ... Brody Hawkins
Sean Saska ... Jagt
Jaclyn Scobie ... Andrea
Garth Simpson ... News Anchorman
Jonathan Steen ... Anchorman
Scott Vancea ... Claire's father
Danielle Williams ... Ambrosia

Directed by
Jason Armstrong 
Writing credits
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Produced by
Sally Golan .... producer
Mike Klassen .... producer
Andrew Roth .... producer
Scott Williams .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tony Longworth 
Cinematography by
Nick Matthews 
Film Editing by
Jason Armstrong 
Evan Gervais 
Production Design by
Christi Fedecky 
Set Decoration by
Christi Fedecky 
Makeup Department
Amanda Teixeira .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Klassen .... assistant director
Sound Department
Diana Birsan .... dialogue editor
John-Paul Borchardt .... sound effects editor
Daniel Chiasson .... foley artist
Chris Lawson .... boom operator
Jeremy Vancaulart .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Vancaulart .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jason Armstrong .... visual effects
Ben Heusner .... digital compositor
Yanko Slavov .... digital compositor
Scott Williams .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Diana Birsan .... gaffer
Ian Brennen .... steadicam
Thomas Daniel .... special thanks
Scott Geiter .... special thanks
Jared Leto .... special thanks
Quentin Tarantino .... special thanks

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a gem of a psychological thriller!, 23 November 2013
Author: karena_liakos from Annapolis, MD, United States

i found this indie film to be a very captivating, thought provoking psychological thriller. i love a good psychological thriller and this one doesn't disappoint. an experiment in human nature and facing your demons and the skeletons in your own closet which we all have and that makes this a very relatable film. most of us rarely face those skeletons so this film will really make you think about it after the fact. has a very claustrophobic feel to it too. there's something very creepy in facing the horrors within ourselves even more so than in others. the experiment is about getting people to admit to things they hate about themselves or things that they truly regret by putting them on a lock-down for 48hrs w/ virtually no stimulation other than a stranger periodically asking them questions about themselves. great performances all around especially the lead actor who plays Brody, Andrew Roth. this film proves that you can do a lot w/ very little as long as you have solid writing and solid performances. i think this film is also about redemption and whether the path you're on leads you to it or not. "it's never too late" or is it?

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