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Brit Marling (written by)
Mike Cahill (written by)
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Release Date:
12 October 2011 (France) See more »
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Plot:
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

William Mapother ... John Burroughs

Brit Marling ... Rhoda Williams

Matthew-Lee Erlbach ... Alex
DJ Flava ... DJ Flava (voice)
Meggan Lennon ... Maya Burroughs
AJ Diana ... Amos Burroughs

Bruce Colbert ... Symposium Speaker

Paul Mezey ... Symposium Speaker

Ana Valle ... Symposium Speaker

Jeffrey Goldenberg ... Symposium Speaker
Joseph A. Bove ... Symposium Speaker (as Joseph Bove)

Jordan Baker ... Kim Williams
Flint Beverage ... Robert Williams

Robin Lord Taylor ... Jeff Williams

Rupert Reid ... Keith Harding

Natalie Carter ... Career Counselor
Richard Berendzen ... Richard Berendzen (as Dr. Richard Berendzen)
Shannon Maliff ... High School Girl
Stephanie Le Blanc ... High School Girl
Jasmine Andrade ... High School Girl
Kara Tweedie ... High School Girl

Kumar Pallana ... Purdeep

Ana Kayne ... Claire
Yuval Segal ... Television Reporter

Diane Ciesla ... Dr. Joan Tallis
Robert Phillips ... Radio Reporter #1
Hollyce Phillips ... Television Anchor

Luis Vega ... Federico
Rich Habersham ... Radio Reporter #2
Jennifer Jaramillo Valkana ... Nurse (as Jennifer Jaramillo)

Ari Gold ... Conspiracy Theorist
Steve Giammaria ... Television Interviewer (as Steve 'Major' Giammaria)
Rebecca Price ... Keith Harding's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Garcia ... College Professor (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Cahill 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Cahill  written by
Brit Marling  written by

Produced by
Tyler Brodie .... executive producer
Mike Cahill .... producer
Hunter Gray .... producer
Brit Marling .... producer
Paul Mezey .... executive producer
Phaedon A. Papadopoulos .... associate producer (as Phaedon Papadopoulos)
Nick Shumaker .... producer (as Nicholas Shumaker)
 
Original Music by
Fall on Your Sword 
Phil Mossman (co-composer)
 
Cinematography by
Mike Cahill 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Cahill 
 
Casting by
James Calleri 
Paul Davis 
 
Production Design by
Darsi Monaco 
 
Costume Design by
Aileen Alvarez-Diana  (as Aileen Diana)
 
Makeup Department
Marni Giannotti .... special makeup effects artist: Connectivut
 
Production Management
Sean Frechette .... additional post-production supervisor
Phaedon A. Papadopoulos .... post-production supervisor (as Phaedon Papadopoulos)
Phaedon A. Papadopoulos .... unit production manager (as Phaedon Papadopoulos)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cai Liang .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Aileen Alvarez-Diana .... art director: New York (as Aileen Diana)
Peter Danshov .... props
Brian Rzepka .... art director: Connecticut
 
Sound Department
Sasha Awn .... dialogue editor
Travis Call .... audio post coordinator
Patrick Christensen .... adr engineer
Michael Gassert .... production sound mixer: Connecticut
Michael Gassert .... production sound mixer: New York
Steve Giammaria .... supervising dialogue editor (as Steve 'Major' Giammaria)
Sebastian Henshaw .... foley artist
Sebastian Henshaw .... sound effects editor
Lucas Lee .... additional production sound mixer: New York
Stefano Mascitti .... synchronization
James Nichols .... dolby consultant
Ryan M. Price .... sound designer
Ryan M. Price .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan M. Price .... supervising sound editor
Mike Silvestri .... additional production sound mixer: Connecticut (as Michael Silvestri)
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Fanton .... visual effects supervisor: Bentlight Digital
Darren Fanton .... visual effects supervisor: Bentlight Digital
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Armstrong .... provider: photographs
Liang Cai .... first assistant camera: Connecticut
Liang Cai .... first assistant camera: New York
Liang Cai .... gaffer: Connecticut
Liang Cai .... still photographer: Connecticut
Liang Cai .... still photographer: New York
Sonny Plescia .... gaffer: New York
Ssong Yang .... additional gaffer: Connecticut
 
Editorial Department
Alice Borrelli .... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe NY
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist: Deluxe NY (as Joseph Gawler)
Andra Gordon .... post-production coordinator
Markus Janner .... digital film recording: Deluxe NY
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe NY
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe NY
Zak Tucker .... digital intermediate colorist: Harbor Film Company
 
Music Department
Lucy Alper .... music executive producer
Inna Barmash .... musician: vocalist
Will Bates .... composer: additional music
Will Bates .... musician
Fall on Your Sword .... musicians
Eric Jacobsen .... musician: cellist
Phil Mossman .... composer: additional music
Phil Mossman .... musician
Scott Munson .... composer: additional music
Natalia Paruz .... musician: musical saw
Lev Zhurbin .... musician: vocalist (as Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin)
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Andrew Adair .... delivery supervisor
Brian Borkowski .... key production assistant: New York
James Brettell .... key production assistant: Connecticut
James Brettell .... production coordinator: New York
André Des Rochers .... production legal: Gray Hrauss Des Rochers
Tomás X. Díaz .... assistant production coordinator: Connecticut (as Tobias Diaz)
Daniel Lugo .... production assistant: New York
Morgan Marling .... production coordinator: Connecticut
Lily Stroud .... production assistant: New York
Marketa Tomanova .... script supervisor: New York
 
Thanks
Zal Batmanglij .... special thanks
Andrew Goldman .... special thanks
Alex Orlovsky .... special thanks
Craig Wedren .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use
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92 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film came about out of conversations between Brit Marling and Mike Cahill about what it might be like to meet yourself.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When John asks Rhoda if she wants to look in the telescope at Earth II, the lens cap appears to be on the end of the telescope. However, the "cap" is actually a aperture stop, that is a cap with a hole in it, which becomes clear momentarily near the end of the scene just before she quips, "I wonder if I am cleaning your house (on Earth II)?"See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rhoda Williams:I saw this image when I was a kid. The photograph of Jupiter taken by NASAs Voyager. Beautiful. But nothing special until shown in rapid succession. Suddenly Jupiter was alive. Breathing. I was hypnotized.
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Movie Connections:
References 21 Grams (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
ClockworkSee more »

FAQ

What did Rhoda spell out on with her fingers on Purdeep's hand in the hospital after (already blind) he had deafened himself?
Who was the masked man in the beginning of the film?
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Another Work of Art, 29 April 2013
Author: Lloyd Bayer from United Arab Emirates

There are more than a couple of things going on here. For the casual viewer, this may be invisible to the naked eye. Having said that, if you pay a little attention, you will not only comprehend its core message, you will begin to truly appreciate the concept behind its making. Do not be thrown off by its subtle science fiction elements. If you find yourself questioning its genre, the actual story lies firmly wedged between drama and art. For this reviewer, the sci-fi aspect stands as a metaphor that powers the film's message.

17 year old Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) has just been accepted into MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Her celebration is short-lived when after a night of partying, crashes her car into a vehicle driven by John Burroughs' (William Mapother), instantly killing his wife and son. Although Rhoda appears to be intoxicated, her distraction comes from a radio broadcast stating the discovery of a planet that closely resembles Earth. Four years later, Rhoda is released from prison; her spirit broken and dreams shattered, she takes up a janitor's position at a local school. At this point, there are various theories about the other planet. When contact is made, it is established that the other planet is in fact a mirror Earth having entered our solar system from a parallel dimension. Preparations are made to travel to the other Earth and Rhoda participates in a competition to become one of the first civilians to accompany astronauts to the approaching mirror Earth. After cleaning the school for some time, Rhoda approaches John with the intention of apologizing for her carelessness, but loses her nerve and poses as a maid-to-order cleaner. A music professor at Yale, John has become an alcoholic with disregard for his profession ever since the accident. He buys into Rhoda's pretence and has her clean his house once a week. In time, she helps him overcome his grief but never discloses who she really is. Just when they seem to be drawn to each other, Rhoda wins the competition to travel to the other Earth. She must now decide between confronting her demons and telling John the truth or escape her past and start a new life on the other Earth.

Until this point, the story unfolds remarkably in an easy to watch, evenly paced narrative. As a viewer, I was captivated right from the start. Co-written by Marling and director Mike Cahill, the screenplay has impeccable character detail relating to ample areas that allow us to probe within our own faults and limitations. As the lead character, Rhoda Williams is a bright individual with an even brighter future who throws it all away with just one stupid mistake. How many of us can look within ourselves and honestly claim that we have never made a mistake worth regretting? If you can raise a hand to that question then you must be a renowned hero, or one very self-righteous individual. Cahill's biggest accomplishment is in Rhoda's character study— An intelligent and ambitious teenager reduced to a confused and troubled adult, but a wiser one having learnt from her mistake. In giving life to this character, Marling is flawless and ironically powerful as a helpless woman fallen from grace. After this movie, I can only expect that we are about to see a lot more of Marling in the years to come. William Mapother as John is almost as inspiring as a man who has lost everything but the heart to recovery. With nothing to lose, it is always easy to give up on life, but Mapother does an exceptional turn around with John and gives closure to his character. Kumar Pallana has very few scenes in this movie but plays a vital role in mentoring Rhoda into redemption. He does this without much dialogue but with uncanny screen charisma.

As a debut directorial, Cahill also gets top credit for the picture post-card cinematography. Beautiful would be an understatement. We have cinematography dependent films with similar themes in GATTACA and SOLARIS, but nothing compares to the way Cahill renders his landscape in this movie. Also noteworthy is the pulsating score, used sparingly but effectively. Additionally, there is a scene on how to make music using a tool that is usually annoying to the ear. Amazing! For a shoe-string budget, this film did not win two awards at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival by pot-luck. That alone should silence haters for questioning the film's scientific logic or lack of. This is not about conquering another planet (done to death!) or alien invasions. It is about redemption through self-discovery and re-invention of one's self esteem by learning from the past and learning to let go of the past. It is about looking at a mirror image of one's self as opposed to assuming everything is perfect. For a drama, this film is as beautiful as it is poetic. Just don't expect any eye-popping special effects. There are tons of other movies catering to that need.

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