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Wristcutters: A Love Story ()


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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 (as Amy Siemetz)
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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
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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
Jakub Dolezal ...
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 ... (written by)
 
Etgar Keret ... (novella: "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 ... transfer: select (as Greg Kautz)
Damien Somerset ... assistant editor
Alexis Spraic ... assistant editor
Max Stein ... first assistant editor
Kostas Theodosiou ... digital intermediate 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 effects: 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 effects makeup
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 (as Aurelie Canboul)
Emily Douglas ... set dresser
Brandon Gonsalves ... swing gang (as Brandon Gonzales)
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)
Cynthia Merrill ... foley artist
Joe Milner ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Nick Neutra ... foley mixer
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 (as Bob Garrigus)
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 / 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 ... behind the scenes footage / still photographer (as Mike Brodersen)
Sylvain D'Hautcourt ... photographs: slide show / second unit camera operator
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 ... electric/swing (as Kelly Gallamore)
Erik Gonzales ... electric/swing
Mike Horan ... key grip
Forest James ... still photographer
Anthony Jefferson ... electric/swing
Erica Kim ... electric/swing
King Lanaux ... electric/swing (as King W. Lanaux)
Mikal P. Lazarev ... photographs: slide show
Sabyn Mayfield ... best boy grip
Ryan McCoy ... gaffer
Sharone Meir ... second unit director of photography (as Sharon Meir)
David Newbert ... best boy grip (as Dave Newbert)
Stephen Olsen ... electric/swing (as Stephen Olson)
Andrey Prikazchikov ... key grip
Kara Rittenhouse ... additional second assistant camera (as Kara L. Rittenhouse)
Ari Schwartzman ... electric/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 / electric/swing (as Mike Ursetta)
Pete Violanti ... grip/swing
Ralph Walters ... key grip
Wei Wang ... additional first assistant camera
Alex Weiss ... second unit camera assistant
Jim West ... electric/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 ... original score: composed and performed by
Robin Urdang ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Larry Madill ... script supervisor
Beth Multer ... script supervisor
Ron Bissland ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Liz Graham ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Steve Gurklys ... additional script supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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

Other crew

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Jonathan Alberts ... title design
Shawn Attias ... production assistant
Mandy Brown ... production intern
Joel Champagne ... office production assistant
Greg Ciani ... production assistant
Resa Congdon ... post-production accountant
Max Cosc ... production intern
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 ... production legal: 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 to the director (as Jason Lopez)
Marlon Mark ... production coordinator
Sue McGraw ... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Jenna Minoli Hymanson ... production intern
Dannah Nayblat ... translation by (as Dannah Nayblatt)
Mary Qin ... cat handler / production intern
Irwin M. Rappaport ... distribution legal services
Deanne Reynolds ... handler: Freddy's
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)
Shelley Marie Brown ... promotions (uncredited)
Jonathan Gray ... production counsel (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Almereyda ... special thanks
Dwight Arn ... special thanks
David Baum ... special thanks
Libby Begley ... special thanks
Eyde Belasco ... special thanks
Kathleen Brennan ... special thanks
Mary Calkins ... special thanks
Julie Carmen ... special thanks
Tobias Datum ... special thanks (as Toby Datum)
Julianne Deery ... special thanks
Barbara Friedman ... special thanks
Ernst Gossner ... special thanks
Todd Graff ... special thanks
Rajko Grlic ... special thanks
Ted Hope ... special thanks
Steve Hutensky ... special thanks
Azazel Jacobs ... special thanks
Patty Jenkins ... special thanks
Arik Kneller ... special thanks
Douglas McGraph ... special thanks
Sharone Meir ... special thanks (as Sharon Meir)
Mark Miosky ... special thanks
Lisa Niedenthal ... special thanks
Frank Pierson ... special thanks
Michelle Satter ... special thanks
Zachary Sklar ... special thanks
Eddie Steeples ... special thanks
Diane Upson ... 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)
  • Wristcutters - A Love Story (Germany)
  • Pizzerija Kamikaze (Croatia)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

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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