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Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune.

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Elena (as Eva Allan)
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Baby Elena
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Unmasked Sentionaut (as Riley Zinger)
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Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune.

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Rated R for some bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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31 December 2010 (Canada)  »

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Po drugiej stronie czarnej teczy  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)

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$4,957 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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$56,129 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Barry Nyle's pills are from Benway's Pharmacy. Dr. Benway is a recurring character in the works of William S. Burroughs. See more »

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Dr. Nyle drives through the Fraser River Tunnel in Richmond, British Columbia in 1983, but the glowing yellow LED lane markers were only installed in the tunnel in the early 2000s. See more »

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Mercurio Arboria: Bring home the mother lode, Barry.
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Final end credit: "'No matter where you go, there you are.' - B. Banzai" See more »


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written by Jon St. James & John Van Tongeren
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Courtesy of FT Music & Jon St. James
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Great Visuals - Lost Identity - A Tale Of Two Halves
7 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went into this with no expectation whatsoever, so the first 40-50 minutes were amazing and original with bags of style conjuring an eager anticipation for what lay ahead for what appeared to be a low budgeter Sci-Fi/thriller that could definitely compete. However, the style soon became monotonous and predictable, ultimately undoing everything that had come before with its lack of progression. Editing was also exceptionally poor, where long drawn out episodes that worked so well in, say, the original version of "Solaris" or "2001", overstepped its original boldness by becoming irritating in the tiresome second half. But what appeared to be original and innovative was to become it's worst enemy - with so many options made available in the first half - the second half was a miserable let down. Any notion of this being a cerebral thriller utterly forsaken for....well....not a lot at the end of the day....with a its only goal to meet its mildly intriguing final shot.

I so want to recommend this for its brave and fresh (if derivative) approach, but - as a movie in its complete format - it was a very poor.


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