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Beware the beast within! See more »
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A supernatural horror film that explores the dark worlds of mental illness, incest, revenge and death... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Review: Wound
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Wound and Theatre of the Absurd: A Movie Review
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kate O'Rourke ... Susan
Te Kaea Beri ... Tanya
Campbell Cooley ... Master John
Sandy Lowe ... Mistress Ruth
Brendan Gregory ... Neil
Ian Mune ... Dr. Nelson
Maggie Tarver ... Dr Alice Weaver
Chrystal Ash ... Rosie
Matt Easterbrook ... Mark
Omar Al-Sobky ... Crisis Team #1
Andy Sophocleous ... Crisis Team #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christina Cortesi ... Catwoman
Heath Mortlock ... D.J.
Richard S.J. Scholes ... Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Blyth 
 
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David Blyth 

Produced by
Andrew Beattie .... producer
Michael Heath .... associate producer
Vanessa Hurley .... associate producer
Kim Smith .... executive producer
E. Takacs .... executive producer
Andrew Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jed Town 
 
Cinematography by
Marc Mateo 
 
Film Editing by
Eddie Larsen 
Samantha Sperlich 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Hurley .... makeup designer
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Beattie .... special effects
Kevin Chisnall .... pyrotechnician
Perrin Robinson .... pyrotechnician
 
Stunts
Allan Smith .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Baines .... still photographer
Dimi Nakov .... assistant camera
John Renata .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Jen Wood .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jack Blyth .... special thanks
Dale Stewart .... acknowledgment
Ant Timpson .... special thanks
 

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The film sparked outrage in New Zealand where it was made, with protesters crying out that the film should be banned.See more »
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Susan:I'm sick of the waiting room. I have spent my life in the waiting room.See more »

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Wound uses a dreamlike atmosphere to portray bizarre imagery, 27 February 2012
Author: Alex_Is_Legend from United States

When a film opens by mercilessly depicting a penis being gruesomely castrated with a pair of scissors, you know that, if nothing else, you're in for something interesting. And Wound is just that, unrelenting for its entire 77 minute runtime.

A mere five minutes following the genital mutilation, a nude, submissive housewife is tortured by her "master" in front of a camera. The nightmarish imagery does not end there. Other eccentric scenes include an animalistic rape by a man in a pig mask, incestuous teat suckling and a nasty birthing scene featuring a deformed, blood-spewing vagina.

As a result of the questionable content, Wound stirred up a bit of controversy in its home country of New Zealand. While people unfamiliar with the genre might make a fuss about it, the graphic content doesn't hold a candle to the likes of A Serbian Film or even The Human Centipede. Nothing but overblown claims to drum up press.

Between the bizarre sequences lies the perplexing story of a mother uniting with her daughter. The plot is not easy to follow, but there are two sides to the story. On one hand, an orphan, Tanya (Te Kaea Beri), searches for the mother that she has never met. Meanwhile, the mother, Susan (Kate O'Rourke), believes that her unborn daughter is taking over her life.

Susan struggles with metal illness, which accounts for the film's nonlinear structure. Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Russell (The Who's Tommy) hailed the movie as a "masterpiece." While I wouldn't go that far, Wound does share the unsettling, dreamlike atmosphere with Russell's Altered States.

Writer/director David Blyth has been in the industry for some 35 years, but Wound feels more like an independent filmmaker's early attempt at experimentation with controversial issues. Blyth, whose most notable effort is helming a handful of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episodes, recently took off the better part of a decade to focus on documentary work. Wound marks his return to features and, perhaps, a rebirth as a director as well.

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