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Sum of Existence (2005)

Liz is the victim of a vicious assault but is hypnotized to forget it ever happenned. However the attacker will go to any lengths to make sure she never forgets him.

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Jon Cohen

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Credited cast:
Brooke Anderson ... Liz Murphy
Simone Kessell ... Dr. Juliet King
Josh Picker Josh Picker ... Alex Miller
Angela Carmichael Angela Carmichael ... Michelle York
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ... Karen Murphy
Malcolm Frawley Malcolm Frawley ... Mack Murphy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hayley Barr ... Sarah Fisher
Wayne Bassett ... Nurse Robin
Kim Blumenthal Kim Blumenthal ... Frances Wilson
Clare Blumer Clare Blumer ... Nurse Sophie
Tony Chu Tony Chu ... Dr. Chan
Chris Galletti Chris Galletti ... Bob Wendel
Claire Gandy Claire Gandy ... Newsreader
Natalie Hankinson Natalie Hankinson ... Ruth
Darren K. Hawkins ... Joey Walker
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LIZ MURPHY is a normal teenager. Goes to school, has friends, has enemies. Has parents, MACK and KAREN. While she may not come from a wealthy family, they struggle through, and do care for each other. But Liz also has the unwanted attention of a stalker, ALEX MILLER, an orderly at the hospital who's wife has just left him. Against the backdrop of her unemployed father's struggles with her mother's newly ended affair, Liz is attacked and raped, and left to die. Rescued and brought to hospital, she is unable to deal with the assault, and tries to kill herself. Seeing no other solution, the parents enlist the help of Dr. JULIET KING, young and ambitious psychiatrist, who uses a new therapy to cure Liz. It is not revealed as to what the therapy is... Two months later, and Liz seems fine, believing that she was in a coma for two months in hospital, and that the scars on her wrists are the attacker's attempts to kill her. But all around her, the people who knew about the rape are still ... Written by J. D. Cohen

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Sum of it's parts
2 April 2005 | by coolchick232See all my reviews

they say that the sum of a films parts shouldn't equal more than it's whole. This is true with Sum of Existence. It has amazingly strong acting, strong story line, strong characters, strong direction, strong photography, but something about it doesn't quite fit.

It could be the edit. The film is an intriguing journey through a post-rape mind that has been hypnotized to forget. The protagonist Liz, is played by a talented young actress, and gives us an interesting character to follow during the film. The concept is brilliant. Cohen, (the writer/director) has done his job in creating a believable and realistic yet somehow surreal world in which to tell his story.

An odd one to call. This film has so many strengths in so many areas, but as a whole, something about it just doesn't gel with me. Odd. I did enjoy watching it though, so give it an 8/10.


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Official Sites:

Coherent Productions

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

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October 2005 (USA) See more »

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AUD100,000 (estimated)
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