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The Penitent Man tells the story of psychologist Dr. Jason Pyatt, a man devoted to his work - a man torn from his family. With his struggling marriage and mounting bills, Jason is at a ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Dr. Jason Pyatt
Ovid Serrano
Melissa Roberts ...
Evelyn Pyatt
The Shadowed Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Michael Scott ...
The Florist (as E.M. Scott)


The Penitent Man tells the story of psychologist Dr. Jason Pyatt, a man devoted to his work - a man torn from his family. With his struggling marriage and mounting bills, Jason is at a crossroads with the life he has chosen and the life he could have. When one of his clients - the mysterious Mr. Darnell - walks into his office and paints him a repentant tale of future economic and moral collapse, Jason's eyes are forever opened. With the help of his best friend Ovid, he embarks on a personal mission to change the course of his future, and possibly the world, forever. Written by Mirror Images LTD

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He knows the secret.


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29 March 2010 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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After production, Director Nicholas Gyeney and Lance Henriksen got matching tattoos to commemorate the film and their passion for it. See more »


Mr. Darnell: I didn't even put up a fight. I apologized and watched her walk away.
Mr. Darnell: Did you love her?
Mr. Darnell: Yes I did.
Mr. Darnell: And you just let her go?
Mr. Darnell: I might not have loved her if she had stayed. How can I respect someone who stayed with someone that couldn't even respect themselves.
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Surprising and refreshing
10 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Penitent Man's gripping story defies standard genre categorization and breaks all the "rules," providing viewers with an original and extremely effective take on a classic sci-fi question. The film is driven by stellar performances, especially from the two leads Henriksen and Walker, but The Penitent Man's greatest asset is undoubtedly its director Nicholas Gyeney who managed to make a dialog driven film absolutely thrilling to watch. The film's intimacy allows the audience to share the emotions that play out on screen, creating an intense bond between viewers and the characters that only grows as the story unfolds and we learn more about the personal struggles of the film's main players. When all is said and done, The Penitent Man is an insightful look at human relationships and most importantly a wonderful cinematic experience. I can't wait to see what's next for Gyeney and Co.

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