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Feed (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 17 February 2006 (UK)
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A cybercrime investigator tracks a man (O'Loughlin) suspected of force-feeding women to death.

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Brett Leonard

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Patrick Thompson (based on an idea by), Alex O'Loughlin (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex O'Loughlin ... Michael Carter
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson ... Phillip Jackson
Gabby Millgate ... Deidre
Jack Thompson ... Richard
Rose Ashton Rose Ashton ... Abbey
Matthew Le Nevez ... Nigel
David Field ... Father Turner
Sherly Sulaiman Sherly Sulaiman ... Mary
Marika Aubrey Marika Aubrey ... Jesse
Adam Hunt Adam Hunt ... German Cannibal
Nicholas Coghlan Nicholas Coghlan ... Cannibal Victim
Yure Covich Yure Covich ... Hans
Connor Thompson Connor Thompson ... Young Phillip
Helene Joy ... Young Phillip's Mother (as Helen Thearle)
Peter Holloway Peter Holloway ... Young Phillip's Father
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Storyline

An Interpol cop from Sydney, who has his own demons, pursues a man in the United States who liberates women from the cultural norms of thinness by feeding them to gross weights. He also shows their photographs to Internet subscribers. But what else is he up to? The Aussie suspects murder or worse. The cop, Phillip Jackson, and his mark, Michael Metszencalmpf, are in a game of cat and mouse - but which is the cat? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Consumption is evolution See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Feed - Fome Assassina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The "German Cannibal" scene at the start of the film is based on the real life case of Armin Meiwes, a 42 year old computer technician from Rotenburg, Germany, who caused a worldwide scandal in 2003, when it was reported that he had killed and partially ate 43 year old Bernd Brandes, an Engineer from Berlin. While the facts of the crime were gruesome, the difficulty German prosecuters had in actually charging Mr. Meiwes with ANY crime was the truly shocking part of the tale. Because the two men had met in an and internet chatroom devoted to Gay cannibal fetishism in which Mr, Brandes had clearly expressed his desire to be killed and eaten, Mr. Meiwes was shielded from murder charges under laws that were originally enacted to protect doctors who assist terminally-ill patients commit suicide. At the time, cannibalism was not explicitly forbade in any statute, and it was unclear whether a crime had even been committed under existing German law, a situation that many both in Germany and abroad found absurd and macabre. These real-life events also inspired the song "Mein Teil" by the German Industrial band Rammstein. See more »

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During Michael's first visit to Deidre, he removes his short sleeve shirt from over top of his sleeveless t-shirt. It's alternately on and then off again in the next several cuts. See more »

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[first lines]
title card: Although the events depicted in this film are fictional, they are based on actual behaviours that are happening between consenting adults... right now.
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References Fight Club (1999) See more »

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Cherish
Composed by Terry Kirkman
©1966 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc
All Rights Administrated and Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia
Performed by The Association
Courtesy of Warner Music
Performed by Bertie Blackman
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holy fat on a stick
22 March 2006 | by nobbytatoesSee all my reviews

Phillip, Australian cyber crime officer, searches the seedy side of the internet, seeking illicit porn and snuff sites. After his last assignment in Germany, arresting a man wanting to eat himself and his accomplice. Phillip finds a site for Feeders and Gainers, where people (the feeders) feed food to the gainers, making them overtly overweight unable to move. Running the site, Michael Carter has his latest woman to feed, Deirdre, with an abundance of food for her to beg for. Without authority, Phillip flies to America to track Michael and stop this disturbing act.

At a time when Australia is rebuilding its film industry; with great films Look Both Way, Wolf Creek, Little Fish and The Proposition, it was only a matter of time for a movie like Feed would make its way out of the woodwork. Feed is a twisted, very twisted, film on humanities consumption and the amount of food we're eating. With our society so concerned of being thin, Feed spins that notion on its head, where bigger people are more beautiful; while taking it to the n'th degree with Dedrae weighing over six hundred pounds.

Like many films of this caliber, the hallmarks of a small budget are easily seen, yet isn't that the 'charm' of these films; rough camera work, corny dialog, overblown acting and a plot that doesn't completely make sense. As Feed starts off interesting, it takes a turn for the worst. Dropping the psychological mind game Michael was playing with Phillip, Feed turns into a chase film, becoming tedious with an overly drawn out ending. Its the move into familiar, predictable territory, where it was so unfamiliar to start off with.

Like before, the acting is so overblown. Patrick Thompson's tormented cop verges idiotic, gruffing his way along. Alex O'Loughlin fails to evoke a creepy vibe for Michael. The best acting came from Gabby Millgate, donning the fat suit while repeating "Feed Me".

Does Feed put you off food, no; Morgan Spurlocks documentary Super Size Me had more of a revulsion towards food.


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