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Concussion (2013)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 December 2013 (Germany)
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After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abby / Eleanor
Maren Shapero ...
Micah Shapero ...
Jane Peterson ...
Mrs. Bulkan
Sam Bennet
Francesca Castagnoli ...
Sarah Dubrovsky ...
Judd Harner ...
R. Wayne Martin ...


After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.

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Wife. Mother. Escort.



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Rated R for strong sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Antes Sexo do Que Nunca  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,313 (USA) (4 October 2013)


$38,361 (USA) (18 October 2013)

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That is why I like indie cinema

This continues with a recent trend in cinema in dealing with a rather contemporary phenomenon that of same sex couples and the challenges they face. The heroine in this story is trapped by her partner who is driven, successful provides a nice home for both to live but totally neglects her as well as her needs. Everything is about the alpha female spouse. But there's two in a marriage right?

As part of an effort of self exploration as well as increasing unfulfilled sexual needs she rents an apartment down town and makes it something of a lesbian brothel which causes something of a transformation in her in the sense that from feeling inadequate and incomplete, suddenly she is filled with capacity to give pleasure to those who come her way.

Such as is the nature of experiments like this, as the story progresses it leads to one big question: how long can/will she carry on leading a double life?

Captivating and poignant, it is another gem of indie cinema.

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