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

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Panos Cosmatos (written by)
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Release Date:
31 December 2010 (Canada) See more »
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Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune. | Add synopsis »
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Probably would make a lot more sense and be a lot more entertaining high, which is probably the best way to watch it! See more (74 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Panos Cosmatos 
 
Writing credits
Panos Cosmatos (written by)

Produced by
Oliver Linsley .... producer
Christya Nordstokke .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeremy Schmidt 
 
Cinematography by
Norm Li 
 
Film Editing by
Nicholas T. Shepard  (as Nicholas Shepard)
 
Casting by
Melissa Perry 
 
Production Design by
Bob Bottieri 
 
Set Decoration by
La Vonne Girard 
 
Costume Design by
Kathi Moore 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Baglole .... hair stylist assistant (as Lynn Bagloie)
Willard Cochrane .... hair stylist assistant (as Willard Cochran)
Beverly Moncrief .... contact lens technician
Amelia Smart .... key hair stylist
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... key makeup artist
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Shawn Cooke .... unit manager
Ivan Lyttek .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Dean Boroskae .... second assistant director (as J Dean Boroskae)
Ryan Reynolds .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Brooke .... scenic carpenter
Willard Cochrane .... scenic painter (as Willard Cochran)
Rian Codd .... scenic carpenter
Antonio Colin .... set designer
Brian Drummond-Hay .... scenic carpenter (as Brian M Drummond-Hay)
Elena Dubova .... on-set dresser
Michael Duehmig .... scenic carpenter
Ken Frost .... construction coordinator
La Vonne Girard .... props
Chris Guant .... scenic carpenter
Jeff Halladay .... conceptual designer (as Jeffro Halladay)
Jeff Halladay .... illustrator: "Doctrine" (as Jeffro Halladay)
Gideon Hay .... head sculptor
Geoff Hilliard .... construction foreman
Yamuna Jolicoeur .... finisher
Yamuna Jolicoeur .... painter
Miguel Kabantsov .... set designer
Scott McKay .... carpenter assistant
Hank Pine .... storyboard artist
Allison Quinn .... art assistant
Rafael Santa Ana .... set designer
Nigel Stentifold .... scenic carpenter
George Sumner .... scenic carpenter (as George Paul Sumner)
Adam Tasse .... carpenter assistant
Francis Testa .... carpenter assistant
Martin Testa .... construction buyer
 
Sound Department
Peter Eliuk .... sound mix technician
Brad Hillman .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Kunau .... dolby sound consultant
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Eric J. Paul .... sound designer (as Eric Paul)
Brody Ratsoy .... adr editor
Brody Ratsoy .... foley editor
Gordon Sproule .... foley mixer
Elaine Stef .... foley assistant
Stefan Udell .... sound mixer
Stefan Udell .... sound recordist
Eric J. Paul .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Brody Ratsoy .... adr engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Aaron Harrison .... practical special effects
Olaf Johnson .... practical special effects
Shawn Mcdonald .... special effects supervisor: cloud tank
Brant McIlroy .... practical special effects
Martin Testa .... practical special effects
 
Visual Effects by
James Cowan .... opticals: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver
Richard Patterson .... visual effects
Milton Muller .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Alkoff .... electrician
Stefan Berrill .... electrician (as Stefan Berril)
Mike Branham .... key grip
John Brown .... generator operator: UL
Peter Carty .... first assistant camera
Scooter Corkle .... gaffer
Jay Dryden .... grip
Justin Lee .... second assistant camera
Micah Llewellyn-Dance .... dolly grip (as Micah Dance)
Saied Marcondes .... grip
Shawn Muys .... camera trainee
Dan Siney .... still photographer
Craig Trudeau .... second unit cinematographer
Mitchell Warner .... best boy
Norm Li .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lynette Therrien .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamara Clark .... costume assistant
Angela McLean .... costume concept artist
Ahmad Tabrizi .... costume builder (as Ahmed Tabrizi)
 
Editorial Department
Alex Leigh Barker .... assistant editor
James Cowan .... digital intermediate conformer
James Cowan .... digital intermediate manager
Scott Evans .... digital intermediate account executive
Adam Rogers .... digital intermediate producer: Laser Pacific
Michael Shapcotte .... digital intermediate systems administrator
Karen Teoh .... digital intermediate project coordinator
Dave Wilkinson .... colorist: dailies (as David Wilkinson)
Kyle Cunningham .... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)
Claire Duthie .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Claudio Sepulveda .... digital intermediate colorist: Laser Pacific (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sinoia Caves .... musician
Eric J. Paul .... music editor (as Eric Paul)
Chris A. Riffic .... musical archivist (as Chris-A-Riffic)
Joshua Stevenson .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Paul Deol .... transportation coordinator
Taylor Sarai .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Marlowe Antonucci .... production assistant
Alex Craig .... script supervisor
Geoffrey Halton .... location manager
Emma Higgins .... location production assistant
Aaron James .... facs
Mtthew Koutzun .... office production assistant
Ryan Sprague .... location production assistant
Bianca Grimshaw .... production counsel (uncredited)
Josh Sandler .... production counsel (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content
Runtime:
110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Barry Nyle's pills are from Benway's Pharmacy. Dr. Benway is a recurring character in the works of William S. Burroughs.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Rosemary Nyle:Barry... you're not wearing your appliances.
Barry Nyle:I don't want to wear them any more.
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Soundtrack:
Angel DustSee more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Probably would make a lot more sense and be a lot more entertaining high, which is probably the best way to watch it!, 6 September 2012
Author: Hellmant from United States

'BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A Canadian science fiction film which is a serious throwback to the trippy sci-fi films of the 70's and 80's. One could argue that it's a great nostalgic homage to the works of filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, David Lynch, Don Coscarelli, John Carpenter and other similar filmmakers. It was written and directed by first time filmmaker Panos Cosmatos and tells the story (I use that word loosely) of a young girl trapped in seclusion as the victim of a twisted scientist's bizarre experiment. The film doesn't ever make a lot of sense other than how ever the viewer wants to interpret it. I'm sure the filmmaker knows what he was trying to say but I seriously doubt many could legitimately figure that out.

Michael Rogers stars as the scientist, Dr. Barry Nyle, and Eva Allen co-stars as his favorite experiment, Elena. Elena spends all her days and nights locked up in an isolated science institute known as Arboria. A strange light, shaped like a pyramid, keeps Elena's powers under control as she's also heavily sedated. The insane Dr. Nyle continuously watches her through video monitors and meets with her for regular interviews, although Elena never speaks. One day she gains the strength to finally attempt a breakout and see what's beyond the institute's walls but Dr. Nyle will stop at nothing to keep her imprisoned.

The movie sounds like it's more coherent than it is. It plays out more like a very long music video with no real explanation to anything that's going on or any legitimate character development. Due to this it's extremely slow-paced but even despite all this it's always bizarrely interesting. It's one of those movies that die-hard fans will say they always had figured out and you'd have to be an idiot not to understand. I have no problem with movies that leave a lot up to viewer interpretation but they should make some sense and have some resemblance of a story structure. Still the movie is strikingly stunning to watch at all times, it's extremely unique and different and it's a great throwback to classic genre movies from decades ago. You have to give it credit for it's artistic creativity even if the story and characters are about as weak as they could possibly be. It probably would make a lot more sense and be a lot more entertaining high, which is probably the best way to watch it.

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