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Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 1 May 2009 (Sweden)
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An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Pamela Cuming, Lee Ross (as Lee H. Ross)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Bello ... Nancy Stockwell
Rufus Sewell ... Albert Stockwell
Jason Patric ... Louis Farley
Amy Brenneman ... Carol
Michael Nyqvist ... Stan
David Lawrence Brown ... Billy Ringel (as Dave Brown)
Josh Strait Josh Strait ... Medic
Kimberly Elek Kimberly Elek ... Little Girl
Matthew Harrison ... Golf Video Announcer
Sunny Doench ... Newsreporter
Justin Scot ... Golf Meditation Voice (voice)
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Storyline

Sick of her life, housewife Nancy just wants it to be over and done with, but rather than kill herself, she hires a stranger from the Internet to do the job for her. But fate takes a strange turn when she meets her killer and the two fall in love. Of course, Nancy realizes that love and murder do not naturally go hand in hand. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Libertação de Nancy See more »

Filming Locations:

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,324, 7 June 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,153, 30 August 2009
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The feature was originally set to start filming in June 2005 but production was delayed due to Holly Hunter's pregnacy. The start date was moved to June 2006, but the schedule fell apart. Holly Hunter then abandoned the project. See more »

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[first lines]
Nancy: It's like walking on fake ground upside down, choking.
Carol: Oh, is that what you think love feels like?
Nancy: No. Death is like sucking pure oxygen.
Carol: And life?
Nancy: It's like being trapped inside the wrong house looking for a way out.
Carol: Well, how do you know you'll be able to breathe once you die?
Nancy: Because I'll be outside my body. I'll be floating and free.
Carol: How do you know? How do you know it won't be worse?
Nancy: I know it will be better than this.
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Referenced in W.E. (2011) See more »

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A destructive pact
10 May 2009 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

It's hard to decide whether this is a failure or not. I finally came to the conclusion that it's not.

Nancy has been sexually abused as a child. She lives in a completely cold and dead marriage. She cuts herself. Then, she gets into this pact with a stranger on the net. What follows is a carousel of destruction. But is it really destruction? It's a fantastic acting performance here by Maria Bello, Rufus Sewell and Jason Patric. It's like a documentary with pale colors, no sign of hope, no sign of healing. It's a movie about existentialism, but it balances on a thin line close the ridiculous. But director Johan Renck brings it all home and you can only feel the pain. Or is that really what you're supposed to feel?


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