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Gothika (2003)

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A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

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Mathieu Kassovitz
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Miranda Grey
Robert Downey Jr. ... Pete Graham
Charles S. Dutton ... Dr. Douglas Grey
John Carroll Lynch ... Sheriff Ryan
Bernard Hill ... Phil Parsons
Penélope Cruz ... Chloe Sava
Dorian Harewood ... Teddy Howard
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel ... Irene
Kathleen Mackey ... Rachel Parsons
Matthew G. Taylor ... Turlington
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Joe
Andrea Sheldon ... Tracey Seavers
Anana Rydvald ... Glass Cell Nurse
Laura Mitchell Laura Mitchell ... Inmate
Amy Sloan ... Inmate
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Storyline

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dr. Miranda Grey Is An Expert At Knowing What Is Rational, What Is Logical, What Is Sane... Until The Day She Woke Up On The Other Side. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, brief language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotika See more »

Filming Locations:

Oka, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,288,438, 23 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,694,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,896,744
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Anima Sola, a.k.a. Lonely Soul, tattoo, an important plot point, is a medieval image depicting a soul, often a female, suffering in the flames of purgatory. Her arms, on which hang broken chains, are lifted towards heaven, indicating that her suffering is over and she is about to rise to heaven. It is most prevalent in Catholic cultures. See more »

Goofs

When Miranda is telling Doug about the medications that have been used on Chloe, the last drug she says is "Hadodol." It is Haldol. There is no drug called "Hadodol." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chloe: He came back again last night and tore me like paper. He opened me like a flower of pain, and it felt good. He sank into me and set me on fire, like he always does. Made me burn from the inside out.
Miranda: How did you know it was the devil?
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Connections

Featured in Gothika: Painting with Fire (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Performed by The Temptations
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Flawed, familiar but a nicely done horror/supernatural thriller.
19 August 2005 | by hu675See all my reviews

A Brilliant Criminalogist/Psychologist Dr. Grey (Oscar-Winner:Halle Berry) at the mental hospital for woman at Woodward. Then one day, she finds herself as a Patient without knowing why. She finds out that she murdered her husband (Charles S. Dutton) and she has been seeing a Violent Spirit (Kathlenn Mackey) trying to help her to see the truth what happen to Dr. Grey and the Violent Spirit.

Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (The Crimson Rivers, Hate) made a extremely familiar but a well made stylish supernatural horror film. This is the highest grossing film for Joel Silver (The Matrix Trilogy) and Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future Trilogy) Production Company-Dark Castle Entertainment. Kassovitz shows some strong visual style in the film makes this work. The film gets better with each viewing. One of the highlights is Matthew Libatique's cinematography (Phone Booth, Requiem for a Dream, Tigerland).

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an terrific-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD has an fine audio commentary track by the director and the cinematographer. DVD also features a music video and the theatrical trailer. Berry gives a good performance but she surrounded by an solid supporting cast like Robert Downey Jr., Penélope Cruz, John Carroll Lynch and Bernard Hill. The film is supposed to take place in the Upstate New York but it is nicely filmed in the country side of Montréal. The film doesn't have much logic but for a supernatural horror film, this is nicely done. (****/*****).


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