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In this black comedy feature film, David Hemblen plays Richard, a filmmaker who recounts the events leading to his collapse into madness, beginning with the infestation of his home by rats.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hemblen ... Richard
Torri Higginson ... Nancy
David Fox ... Producer
Mif ... Vinnie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Demented Man
Christie MacFadyen Christie MacFadyen ... Charlotte
Colette Stevenson Colette Stevenson ... Lisa
Peter St. Laurent Peter St. Laurent ... Gary
Ed Fielding Ed Fielding ... ABC Exterminator
Dave Smusiak Dave Smusiak ... Exterminator #2
Barbara Radecki ... Girl Friend
John Gilbert John Gilbert ... Great Uncle
Lally Cadeau ... Jean
Jenny Punter Jenny Punter ... Janet
Darren Finck Darren Finck ... Sammy
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In this black comedy feature film, David Hemblen plays Richard, a filmmaker who recounts the events leading to his collapse into madness, beginning with the infestation of his home by rats. Continually down on his luck, he convinces a broadcaster to fund a documentary on rats, which to him represent his disintegrating life. His progress is continually interrupted by set backs and further rat infestations, until one night he discovers another documentary has beaten him to the punch. Written by ndola@sympatico.ca

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Rats shows you how fragile sanity is
20 April 2005 | by sugar_hiSee all my reviews

Rats is a truly interesting film as it shows what a fine line we walk between sanity and madness. The film takes a unique view on how a random events can have a domino effect on ones life. The movie is filled with interesting characters, some only entering scenes briefly, but you do not forget them. Also if the plot isn't enough, the accompanying soundtrack beautifully mirrors the emotions portrayed by the actors. It is also wonderful to see Canadian talent having an opportunity to show what they can do. If you appreciate movies that aren't your run of the mill Hollywood fluff you will appreciate Rats. It leaves the viewer with much to think about in their own lives.


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