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ARQ (2016)

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Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

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Tony Elliott

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Tony Elliott
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robbie Amell ... Renton
Rachael Taylor ... Hannah
Shaun Benson ... Sonny
Gray Powell ... Father
Jacob Neayem ... Brother
Adam Butcher ... Cuz
Tantoo Cardinal ... The Pope
Nicolas Van Burek ... News Anchor (voice)
Jamie Spilchuk ... Mobius Common (voice)
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Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Арка See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of writer/director Tony Elliott. See more »

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First she says she was in interrogation 6 months, later she says 5 months. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Renton: You okay?
[flex-cuffs zipping]
Father: That guy you fried with your clever little trap? That was our cousin.
Brother: Cuz.
Father: That's Brother. Sonny. You can call me Father. And you two? You two are the kids.
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Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Time Loop-de-Loops (2018) See more »

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Unexpectedly great!
24 December 2017 | by patrick-413See all my reviews

I don't want to say too much about this dystopian/home-invasion thriller, so as not to spoil the many twists and turns. I found it to be a rare combination of thrill-ride and true Science-Fiction. The idea of repeating your day like a saved game has been done a few times before (most notably "Edge of Tomorrow" and of course "Groundhog Day") but this one adds the clever wrinkle of slowly doling out new pieces of a mystery along the way.

The acting and script were both excellent, and the directing, sets and cinematography never once reveal any low-budget shortcuts (I'm sure that . The ending was extremely satisfying as well. I'm going to have to watch this one again to get all the subtleties of the script and performances, and just for the sheer fun of it.

Highly recommended for Science-fiction fans, and probably a great one for fans of intelligent thrillers in general.


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