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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director:

Goran Dukic

Writers:

Goran Dukic, Etgar Keret (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Messiah
Abraham Benrubi ... Erik
Leslie Bibb ... Desiree
Mark Boone Junior ... Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Cameron Bowen ... Kostya
Clayne Crawford ... Jim
Chase Ellison ... Kid Kostya
Patrick Fugit ... Zia
Adam Gifford ... Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Eugene's Mother
John Hawkes ... Yan
Mikal P. Lazarev ... Nanuk
Aaron Parker Mouser ... Max (as Aaron Mouser)
Nick Offerman ... Cop
Anatol Rezmeritza Anatol Rezmeritza ... Eugene's Father
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Storyline

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

An Offbeat Comedy, A Love Story, A Road Movie - But Everybody's Dead See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and disturbing content involving suicide | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shea Whigham's character (Eugene) is partly based on Gur Bentwich, Israeli writer/director and friend of Etgar Keret who wrote "Kneller's Happy Campers". He is also partly based on Eugene Hutz, front-man of Gogol Bordello and friend of director Goran Dukic. See more »

Goofs

Approximately 44 minutes into the movie, when Zia first encounters the note written by Desiree, she writes the letter "I" in cursive, when he goes outside to show it to his two friends, the letter "I" in the note is shown again in print. See more »

Quotes

Eugene: Let me put this way. Since you got here, how many times did you get laid, man?
Zia: Why?
Eugene: Just a question.
Zia: Actually laid?
Eugene: Yes.
Zia: None, I think.
Eugene: You think?
Zia: None! But what's that got to do with any of this?
Eugene: Plenty. 'Cause your sperm count is so high, you think you're having an out of body experience like nobody in the fucking universe, man.
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Connections

References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

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Deathwish
Written by George Belanger, James McGearty, Rikk Agnew, Rozz Williams
Performed by Christian Death
Courtesy of Frontier Records
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Enlightening
12 April 2006 | by letsrollSee all my reviews

Where do we end up when we die? What type of hell do we go to if we've "offed ourselves" as the characters in WRISTCUTTERS say? This fanciful movie opens with Fugit's character Zia organizing, cleaning, and straightening his room, readying himself for his death. In the blink of an eye, we see Zia's body on the floor of the bathroom, blood everywhere, and we're transported to a world which is hot, dull, endless, and sad. Zia discovers that everyone in this world has offed themselves, and the physical traits remain. Zia offed himself because of intense sadness caused by his girlfriend Desiree. He's befriended by Eugene, whose whole family is there. There days are filled with drinking, doing odd jobs, and trying to make the time pass. But Zia discovers that his girlfriend has committed suicide and he's on a mission to find her. With Eugene, they roadtrip ... to nowhere, searching for the woman and meet Mikal, who is also on a search, for the PIC: People in Charge. The film follows these characters as they search for something, someone to fill the void that they had when they were alive. The film is well shot with great music and tender moments. The only negative about the film is the writing. It would have been much more interesting to see an arc in Fugit's character, instead, it's rather straightline as everyone around him changes.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,808, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$446,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$454,026
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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