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Jericho Mansions (2003)

A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.

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Alberto Sciamma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Leonard Grey
Geneviève Bujold ... Lily Melnick
Jennifer Tilly ... Donna Cherry
Maribel Verdú ... Dolores O'Donell
Peter Keleghan ... Bill Cherry
Pierre Rioux Pierre Rioux ... Robert Melnick
Bruce Ramsay ... Eugene O'Donnell
Susan Glover Susan Glover ... Valda
Mark Camacho ... Gilbert
Victoria Jane Allen Victoria Jane Allen ... Holly
Joe Cobden ... Vikes
David Gow David Gow ... Slasey
John Bourgeois ... Detective Carp
David Attis David Attis ... Big Belly
Roseanne Maloney Roseanne Maloney ... Female Singer
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Storyline

Leonard Grey has been the super of the apartment building Jericho Mansions owned by Lily Melnick for thirty years. Leonard is slow and agoraphobic, as well as having amnesia, and dedicates his leisure time to build a complex bridge with clips. When the husband of the landlady (Lily) dies and she receives a call from her sister that lives in Europe, Lily rebukes Leonard and tries to force him to be fired or arrested by the police, forging evidences that he is a thief. However, most of the dwellers like Leonard and he stays working in the building. When Bill Cherry, husband of the masseuse Donna Cherry and lover of Dolores O'Donell, is murdered in Jericho Mansions during the night, the police investigate. There are many suspects, including Dolores's betrayed husband Eugene; Lily and Leonard. However, Jericho Mansions hides a dark and cruel secret. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Jericho See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Amazing film that deserves a lot more recognition
8 April 2006 | by VampenguinSee all my reviews

Without a doubt this is the best movie that I've seen in a very long time. The Story centers around the agoraphobic, amnesiac superintendent of an apartment building called, as you guessed, Jericho Mansions. When one of the residents is murdered, dark secrets come out and wounds from his past are reopened. What secrets do the walls of Jericho Mansions contain?

To avoid spoilers, that's the best I can give you for plot. Kept me guessing until the very end in true thriller fashion. For a change the twist ending was completely unexpected and very well done. All the actors, especially James Cann, gave great performances. I do wish some of the characters had more screen time, but that wasn't a huge problem. The CGI effects left a lot to be desired, but the idea behind them was pretty good.

Overall this is a great mystery that sucks you in right from the opening. I found it in a bargain bin for $5, and if you happen to be browsing through just such a bin I highly recommend picking this up. Amazing film that deserves a lot more recognition.

9/10


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