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Beyond the Limits (2003)

The rookie journalist Vivian seeks Frederick, the caretaker of the oldest cemetery in an undefined country, asking for an interview and the old man tells the story of two "costumers" and ... See full summary »

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Olaf Ittenbach
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren Shahlavi ... Dennis
Russell Friedenberg ... Tom Brewster
David Creedon David Creedon ... David Deming
Natacza Boon ... Annabelle (as Natacza Soozie Boon)
James Matthews-Pyecka James Matthews-Pyecka ... Jimmie Levinson
Simon Newby Simon Newby ... Mortimer
Hank Stone Hank Stone ... James Flynn
Christopher Kriesa ... Frederick
Daryl Jackson Daryl Jackson ... Robert Downing
Twin Twin ... Courtney
Saskia Lange Saskia Lange ... Marianne
Mehmet Yilmaz Mehmet Yilmaz ... Christopher
Kimberly Liebe Kimberly Liebe ... Vivian
Matthias Rimpler ... Brad
Jeff Motherhead Jeff Motherhead ... Howard
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The rookie journalist Vivian seeks Frederick, the caretaker of the oldest cemetery in an undefined country, asking for an interview and the old man tells the story of two "costumers" and both connected by a mysterious secret. The powerful gangster Jimmie Levinson accuses his former partner Paul Pattuchi of stealing a load of cocaine and orders to kill his beloved girlfriend Clarice. Paul is found dead later in a cottage, and Jimmie and his friends and girlfriends are visited during a dinner party by Robert Downing first and then by the sadistic Mortimer and his partner Rick seeking the truth about Paul and a suitcase with a mysterious relic. The second story takes place in the Middle Ages, where the cruel David Deming and his minion Tom Brewster chase the renegade priest James Flynn in the name of the Inquisition but actually trying to force him to reveal the secret of the Eternal Heart to grant immortality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller

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very impressive if you can stomach it.
22 January 2004 | by wantitnowSee all my reviews

okay the actors in the first story are clearly amatures but given motivations and content Ie - a reason to show graphic Ittenbach effects, I guess they were playing by numbers but the story and perfomances in the med-evil story are quite engaging - Darren Shalavi (I-Spy)is quite remarkable as the quite sorry Dennis who decides to use his impressive fighting abilities to defeat Brewster played with gusto by Rusell Friedenberg (Legion of the dead) and the evil lord Demming to save his love. the visual effects, graphic as they are compare on a higher level to Ittenbachs earlier work - Black past and Burning Moon and Premutos but this time using dual stories tied in by a beautiful reporter and graveyard caretaker tryiong to explain things for us, we get a more complex and anticipated story. the main problem with this film is that no matter how great Shalavi, Ittenbach and some of the rest of the cast are or not, as with the gangsters in the first story, the effects do add some craziness to the film and as with Ittenbachs last film Legion of the dead they will be cut from most releases as they ended up being here in Germany due to the increadable realism, so you get a diluted version which may not make to much sense. Heck though if you like gore and sword fights along with your torture this is the film for you, seek out the directors cut though.


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Germany

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English

Release Date:

29 March 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day the Dead Walked See more »

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