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Pester (2014)

 |  Drama  |  28 September 2014 (USA)
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Two brothers in the pest control business struggle with family ties, personal identity, and two very different forms of addiction.



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Credited cast:
Paul Pester
Ethan Pester
Louis Pester
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inner Circle Leader
Yolanda Allen ...
Georgina Webs
Rehab Nurse (voice)
Nick Calafati ...
Inner Circle Member
Religious Woman
Mark Escribano ...
Inner Circle member
Evan Ferrario ...
S.O.L.A. Member
Radio Reporter (voice)
Laura Belvo
Doctor Mengil
Religious Weirdo
Mark Johnson ...
Disabled Alcoholic


Two brothers in the pest control business struggle with family ties, personal identity, and two very different forms of addiction.

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12 October 2014 | by (Milwaukee, United States) – See all my reviews

I've had the pleasure of seeing Eric Gerber's previous work before Pester. I began the Milwaukee Short Film Festival 20 years ago, and continue to still run it to this day. During that time Eric was just a film student in the area when he submitted his work, and even as a young student he had a clear vision of how he saw the world.

Watching his work grow over the years, to this his first feature has been a real pleasure. His art has grown immensely, the way he studies his subjects hasn't changed, but his insights into have.

Being his own DP on his first feature help reinforce that. The imagery as usual with Eric's work are not only beautifully photographed but gives its characters layers beyond what you are witnessing.

The dialogue is sparse, and that's perfect for this film because beyond the imagery, the acting is first rate. Much is said in just the the most subtle body language. A knowing look. The hunched over posture of contemplating something. A dismissive wave. This extraordinary cast of unknowns is headed up by Nick Sommer who plays Paul Pester, a son to a fading empire. The one who might be the most stable in this small three person family unit, that is until the film takes a closer look at him.

In today's market Pester is a hard sell, but it worth it if you give it a chance. It's a film that is quiet but at the same time packs a punch. A true Independent film in today's sea of fighting robots and pretentious self important films begging for an Oscar.

Seek it out.

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