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The Atrocity Exhibition (2000)

A university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction.


Jonathan Weiss


J.G. Ballard (novel), Michael Kirby | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Victor Slezak ... Travis Talbert
Anna Juvander Anna Juvander ... Karen Novotny
Michael Kirby ... Dr. Nathan
Mariko Takai ... Nurse Nagamatsu
Robert Patrick Brink Robert Patrick Brink ... Vaughn Koester (as Robert Brink)
Diane Grotke Diane Grotke ... Catherine
Caroline McGee Caroline McGee ... Margaret
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Captain Webster
Tom Constantine Tom Constantine ... Pilot
Jeremy Graham Jeremy Graham ... Patient
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Daniels
Michael McFadden Michael McFadden ... Police Photographer


Travis Talbert, a university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction. Joining with his colleague, Dr.Nathan and his lover, Talbert begins staging elaborate reenactments of humanity's most grotesque and infamous acts against itself. While Talbert ponders using his talents to begin World War III as the ultimate nihilist statement. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Drama | Horror

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Bizarre, disturbing, in keeping with the book
18 June 2004 | by dave_w74See all my reviews

I saw this way back at the 2000 Seattle Film Festival and memories of it have stuck with me since then. No idea if this film is available in any form today. Having struggled through but been intrigued by J. G. Ballard's book, this seems to be a fairly faithful reflection of what the book was all about, while being somewhat easier to digest {as if I can claim to have any idea what the book is all about!}. The merging of the themes of sex, celebrity, architecture, and modern consumer society somehow work on screen, even though it's a very confusing and narrative-free picture. There's no real way to make sense of what is happening scene by scene, but there are some fabulous location shots and effects. If you saw Crash then this is worth trying to see.

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5 June 2000 (USA) See more »

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