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Subconscious Cruelty (2000)

"Subconscious Cruelty" is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball - a naked woman is sliced by a sharp blade and an eyeball is removed from her belly. Human Larvae - a deranged man that ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Lauzière Sophie Lauzière ... Woman On Slab (segment "Ovarian Eyeball")
Anne-Marie Belley Anne-Marie Belley ... Hand (segment "Ovarian Eyeball")
Brea Asher Brea Asher ... Sister (segment "Human Larvae")
Ivaylo Founev Ivaylo Founev ... Brother (segment "Human Larvae")
Eric Levasseur Eric Levasseur ... Lover (segment "Human Larvae")
Janis Higgins Janis Higgins ... Girl In Photo (segment "Human Larvae") (as Janice Higgins)
Nadia Simaani Nadia Simaani ... Female Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Anna Berlyn Anna Berlyn ... Female Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Nancy Simard Nancy Simard ... Female Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Sean Spuruey Sean Spuruey ... Male Performer (segment "Rebirth")
Scott Noonan Scott Noonan ... Male Performer (segment "Rebirth") / Gloved Hand (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Mitch Davis Mitch Davis ... Male Performer (segment "Rebirth") / Gloved Hand (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Christopher Piggins Christopher Piggins ... Businessman (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom") / Doppelganger (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Martin Sauvageau Martin Sauvageau ... Drunk In Bar (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
Annette Pankrac Annette Pankrac ... Secretary (segment "Right Brain / Martyrdom")
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"Subconscious Cruelty" is divided in four segments: Ovarian Eyeball - a naked woman is sliced by a sharp blade and an eyeball is removed from her belly. Human Larvae - a deranged man that hates his sister that is pregnant kills her newborn offspring and she during the delivery. Rebirth - a group of naked people rolls around in mud and blood. Right Brain/Martyrdom - religious symbolism associated with gore and sex. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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Official Sites:

Infliction Films

Country:

Canada

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilinçalti Zulüm See more »

Filming Locations:

Longueuil, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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Infliction Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Took around six and a half years to make See more »

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Director's High Definition Remastered Restored Version See more »

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Referenced in In the Belly of the Beast (2001) See more »

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Gruesome, Gory, Sick and Disturbing
29 July 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A couple of days ago, the censorship did not allow the exhibition of "A Serbian Film" in Rio Fan Festival 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. A friend of mine mentioned that "Subconscious Cruelty" was another polemic film and I decided to watch it.

"Subconscious Cruelty" is indeed gruesome, gory, sick and disturbing, and one of the nastiest and pointless films I have ever seen. The film is divided is segments and it seems that the only intention of the director is to shock the audiences with a confused narrative and disconcerting impressive images. Paradoxically, the music score is very tender and beautiful.

Ovarian Eyeball - In the first segment, a naked woman is sliced by a sharp blade and an eyeball is removed from her belly. This surrealistic short is absolutely senseless.

Human Larvae – in this second segment, a deranged man that hates his sister that is pregnant kills her newborn offspring and she during the delivery. This short is one of the sickliest films I have ever seen.

Rebirth – in this third segment, a group of naked people rolls around mud and blood in another pointless segment.

Right Brain/Martyrdom – in this last incomprehensible segment, there are the visible intention to offend the Christians with religious symbolism associated with gore and sex.

Considering that I did not understand three out four segments, I really did not like this film. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): Not Available


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