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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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Cast

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Messiah
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Erik
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Desiree
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Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)
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Kostya
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Jim
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Kid Kostya
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Zia
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Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)
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Eugene's Mother
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Yan
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Nanuk
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Max (as Aaron Mouser)
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Anatol Rezmeritza ...
Eugene's Father
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Rachel
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Nina
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Tania
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Mikal
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Kneller
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Eugene
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Doctor (as Sharon Meir)
Jonathan Alberts ...
Funeral Attendant
Michael Brodersen ...
Funeral Attendant (as Mike Brodersen)
John Brookbank ...
Funeral Attendant
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Funeral Attendant
Erica Nicotra ...
Funeral Attendant
Alexis Spraic ...
Funeral Attendant
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Hassan
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Kamakaze Pizza Patron
David Baum ...
Eugene's Band
Nicki Nevlin ...
Eugene's Band
Emily Yanez ...
Eugene's Band
Alicia Warrington ...
Eugene's Band
Rob Hall ...
Eugene's Band
James Fraijo ...
Man in White (as James Fraigo)
Reedy Gibbs ...
Max's Teacher
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Messiah Bodyguard (as Nils Stewart)
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Messiah Double
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Messiah Double (as Jacob Dolezal)
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Messiah Worshipper
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People in Charge (P.I.C.) (as Zoran Dukic)
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People in Charge (P.I.C.)
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People in Charge (P.I.C.)
Ava Metz ...
People in Charge (P.I.C.)
Wilbur Schwartz ...
People in Charge (P.I.C.) (as Dr. Wilbur Schwartz)
Gregorio ...
Pizza Delivery Guy (as Zia Harris)
Marlon Mark ...
Soldier
Peter Wulff ...
Soldier
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Stiff Drinks Bartender
Bridget Powers ...
Stripper (as Bridget Powerz)
Rachel Stolte ...
Stripper
Jonathan Schwartz ...
Train Conductor
Shay Morgan Brook ...
Train Passenger
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Transvestite
George Weiss Vando ...
Tranvestite
Vicky Reineger ...
Vicky
Mark Fredrichs ...
Zia's Father (as Mark Frederichs)
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Zia's Mother (as Julie Sanford)
Foxie ...
Freddy the Dog
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Brian (uncredited)
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People in Charge (P.I.C.) (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Josh (uncredited)

Directed by

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Goran Dukic

Written by

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Goran Dukic ... (screenplay)
 
Etgar Keret ... (short story "Kneller's Happy Campers")

Produced by

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Charles Arthur Berg ... line producer (as Charles Berg)
Chris Coen ... producer
Tatiana Kelly ... producer
Mikal P. Lazarev ... producer
Jonathan Schwartz ... executive producer
Linda Sena ... associate producer
Adam Sherman ... producer
Chapin Wilson ... co-producer

Music by

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Bobby Johnston

Cinematography by

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Vanja Cernjul ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jonathan Alberts

Editorial Department

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John Daro ... digital assembly editor
Gregory A. Kautz ... select transfers
Damien Somerset ... assistant editor
Alexis Spraic ... assistant editor
Max Stein ... first assistant editor
Kostas Theodosiou ... colorist

Casting By

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Shannon Makhanian

Production Design by

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Linda Sena

Set Decoration by

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Julie Ochipinti

Costume Design by

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Erica Nicotra

Makeup Department

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Lysette Castellanos ... makeup artist
Robert Hall ... special makeup designer: Almost Human
Debra Martinez ... makeup artist (as Debbie Martinez)
Claudia Orozco ... additional makeup
Mandi Ann Ruiz ... key makeup artist (as Mandi Maugh)
Sherri Simmons ... makeup department head / special makeup effects artist
Josh Hagen ... character designer (uncredited)
Debbie Mezera ... office manager: Almost Human, Inc. (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Brodersen ... post-production supervisor (as Mike Brodersen)
Ric Smith ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sam Epstein ... first assistant director
Ernst Gossner ... first assistant director
Sonja Langhorst ... second second assistant director
Mikal P. Lazarev ... second unit director
Irwin Miller ... first assistant director
James Roland ... second assistant director

Art Department

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John Brookbank ... swing gang
Aurelie Comboul ... set dresser
Emily Douglas ... set dresser
Brandon Gonsalves ... swing gang
Gabriel Grimaldi ... graphic designer
Charles Randolph ... props
Sam Rhymes ... props
Roger Shaide ... on-set dresser
Don Varley ... swing gang
Joseph Hui ... art department production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lee Ascher ... sound mixer
Jesse Cairnie ... boom operator
Mariel Lohninger ... additional sound mixer (as Mariel Loninger)
Joe Milner ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Thomas O'Neil Younkman ... sound effects designer
Tim D. Lloyd ... additional production sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robert Garrigus ... special effects technician: West EFX
Joseph Jenkins ... special effects technician: West EFX
Bill Davis ... blood effects coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Courtney Andresen ... rotoscope artist: Max Ink Cafe / visual effects assistant: Max Ink Cafe
Pooch Behrens ... rotoscope artist: Max Ink Cafe
Sam Behrens ... digital artist: Max Ink Cafe
Jennifer Champagne ... compositor: Max Ink Cafe (as Jennifer A. Champagne) / visual effects producer: Max Ink Cafe (as Jennifer A. Champagne)
Chris Dawson ... visual effects supervisor: Max Ink Cafe
Andrew Drazek ... visual effects coordinator: Max Ink Cafe
Lisa Lavender ... digital artist: Max Ink Cafe (as Lisa Lavendar)
Todd Sheridan Perry ... cg supervisor: Max Ink Cafe
Ruth Arnell ... cg assistant coordinator: Max Ink Cafe (uncredited)
David Booth ... film scanning and recording (uncredited)

Stunts

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Matthew R. Anderson ... stunts
Troy DeWalt ... stunts
Maegan Stewart ... stunts
Nils Allen Stewart ... stunt coordinator (as Nils Stewart)
Chris Torres ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Brodersen ... cinematographer: behind the scenes footage (as Mike Brodersen) / still photographer (as Mike Brodersen)
Sylvain D'Hautcourt ... camera operator: second unit / still photographer: slide show
Nausheen Dadabhoy ... camera intern/loader
Alejandro Escoto ... second assistant camera
Willie Estrada ... first assistant camera (as Wilfredo Estrada)
Matthew Fabian ... grip swing
Josh Fritts ... additional second assistant camera
Patrick Fugit ... still photographer
Giolliosa Fuller ... still photographer
Kelly C. Gallamore ... electrician swing (as Kelly Gallamore)
Erik Gonzales ... electrician swing
Mike Horan ... key grip
Forest James ... still photographer
Anthony Jefferson ... electrician swing
Erica Kim ... electrician swing
King Lanaux ... best boy electric (as King W. Lanaux)
Mikal P. Lazarev ... still photographer: slide show
Sabyn Mayfield ... best boy grip
Ryan McCoy ... gaffer
Sharone Meir ... director of photography: second unit (as Sharon Meir)
David Newbert ... best boy grip
Stephen Olsen ... electrician swing (as Stephen Olson)
Andrey Prikazchikov ... key grip
Kara Rittenhouse ... additional second assistant camera (as Kara L. Rittenhouse)
Ari Schwartzman ... electrician swing (as Ari Shwartzman)
Kevin Sheedy ... grip swing
George Soto ... camera intern/loader
Burke Tackett ... best boy electric (as Tackett Burke)
James Troost ... additional gaffer / best boy electric
Michael Ursetta ... additional gaffer / electrician swing (as Mike Ursetta)
Pete Violanti ... grip swing
Ralph Walters ... key grip
Wei Wang ... additional first assistant camera
Alex Weiss ... camera assistant: second unit
Jim West ... electrician swing (as James West)
Matt Whitted ... best boy grip
Eric Felland ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Bill Persaud ... electrician (uncredited)
Jenny Quam ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Darryl Rue ... grip (uncredited)
Scott Yancey ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Katie Piel ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carla Biggert ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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LaVonne Rae Andrews ... location scout
Carmen Betancourt ... location scout
Melanie Hillman ... location scout
Dannah Nayblat ... location scout
Caroline Reiter ... location manager
Linda Sena ... location manager
Corey Van Dyke ... location manager
Peter Wulff ... location scout
Greg Saraceno ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bobby Johnston ... musician
Robin Urdang ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Matthew Ballard ... transportation coordinator (as Matt Ballard)
Shay Morgan Brook ... transportation captain
Chantal Filson ... driver
James Fraijo ... driver (as James Fraigo)
Mike Graves ... driver
Kanan Gubins ... driver
Lee Mayeux ... driver
Anton Petreccia ... driver

Other crew

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Jonathan Alberts ... title designer
Shawn Attias ... production assistant
Joel Champagne ... office production assistant
Greg Ciani ... production assistant
Resa Congdon ... post-production accountant
Michael Delavallade ... production coordinator
Guy Flint ... studio teacher (as Flint Guy)
Evan Foster ... production intern
Rene Fresquez ... production assistant
Georgina Garcia Riedel ... production coordinator (as Georgina Reidel)
Debbie Gonzalez ... craft service
Jonathan Gray ... legal services: Spinak & Gray
Melton Headley ... production assistant
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialogue coach: Russian (as Liz Himmelstein)
David Hymer ... craft service
Ali Jazayeri ... vice president finance
Max Kosc ... production intern
Jason Michael Lopez ... assistant: Mr. Dukic (as Jason Lopez)
Larry Madill ... script supervisor
Marlon Mark ... production coordinator
Sue McGraw ... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Jenna Minoli Hymanson ... production intern
Beth Multer ... script supervisor
Dannah Nayblat ... translator (as Dannah Nayblatt)
Mary Qin ... cat handler / production intern
Irwin M. Rappaport ... legal services: distribution
Deanne Reynolds ... handler: Freddy
Brad Salonen ... runner/production assistant
Kelley Sims ... post-production accountant
Sofia Strehlow ... production assistant
Lon Sunders ... set medic
Ivan Tsang ... key production intern
Dacia van Veen ... production assistant
Larry Wines ... set security
Ryan Young ... runner/production assistant (as Ryan Youn)
Ron Bissland ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Shelley Marie Brown ... promotions (uncredited)
Liz Graham ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel (uncredited)
Steve Gurklys ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Almereyda ... special thanks
David Baum ... special thanks
Julie Carmen ... special thanks
Todd Graff ... special thanks
Ted Hope ... special thanks
Sharone Meir ... special thanks (as Sharon Meir)
Frank Pierson ... special thanks
Eddie Steeples ... special thanks
Jim Young ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Life is a trip, but the afterlife is one hell of a ride. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pizzeria Kamikaze (World-wide, English title)
  • Petits suicides entre amis (France)
  • Zia & Désirée (Germany)
  • Tamten swiat samobójców (Poland)
  • Pizzerija Kamikaze (Croatia)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $42,808, 21 Oct 2007

Did You Know?

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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 Pouring a beer on electric guitar strings, even with the amp turned on, would be very unlikely to cause electrocution. There is no high voltage current on the guitar itself; about the only way to get electrocuted on stage is through faulty grounding in the sound system and stage set-up, and that would kill you, beer or no beer! See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bee Movie/Wristcutters: A Love Story/No Country for Old Men/Martian Child/Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Dead and Lovely See more »
Quotes Kneller: Once upon a time there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. And they grew next to each other. And every day the straight tree would look at the crooked tree and he would say, "You're crooked. You've always been crooked and you'll continue to be crooked. But look at me! Look at me!" said the straight tree. He said, "I'm tall and I'm straight." And then one day the lumberjacks came into the forest and looked around, and the manager in charge said, "Cut all the straight trees." And that crooked tree is still there to this day, growing strong and growing strange.
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