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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.

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(screenplay), (short story "Kneller's Happy Campers")
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Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
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Erik
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Kostya
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Yan
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Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)
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Eugene's Mother
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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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Love will always exist, even after you've "offed" yourself. See more »


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

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2 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Csuklónyiszálók  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,808, 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$316,996, 14 December 2008
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When Eugene kills himself on stage by pouring a beer onto his guitar, he is drinking "Dead Guy Ale", brewed by Rogue Brewing Company. See more »

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When Mikal first gets into Eugene's car she rolls down the window. In the very next scene when they drive away the window is up. See more »

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Eugene: I'm not sitting in the back.
Zia: Why not?
Eugene: 'Cause everybody knows guy in the back seat doesn't have a cock.
Zia: What?
Eugene: That's a fact. If the guy in the backseat had a cock, he wouldn't be back there in the first place.
[Mikal scroffs]
Zia: Well, I... I mean, I got a cock man. So, how can... I'm not... Mik, do you have a cock?
Mikal: Yeah, I have a cock.
Zia: Wut?
Mikal: Big fat one.
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References Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) See more »

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Occurrence on the Border
Written by Eugene Hutz
Performed by Gogol Bordello
Courtesy of Tee Pee Records
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fish and whale
4 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

this is a must see picture. if you enjoyed Garden State then you will most definitely enjoy this. A movie that deals with life, and the appreciation of it all, even from a dead perspective in a creative way. a must see for Tom Waits Fans and recommended to anyone who's a sucker for a love story. The movie deals with what's at the core of a person. Cinematography that let's a viewer sink into the story, and laugh at what most would refer to as a "dark" or "sad" topic. With all that's going on in the world, it's about time that we start to realize that life is what we have, it's something valuable, that we have the choice to live, and can start living it any day. When Mikal says, "most of my friends were already half dead or dead anyways.", it does make you think and the movie pushes the idea it's never to late to start your life. The actors are all well picked for this movie, it seems as though they all move with ease together. You will leave the theater feeling not so much better about life, but with a smile on your face. You'll feel not a huge sigh of a relief, but a sigh of delight. Something about the movie made me remember time and time again that the purpose is to enjoy what you have, and to love without regret. It's a movie that makes you appreciate life from a new angle.


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