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Anamorph (2007)

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A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

Director:

Henry Miller (as H.S. Miller)

Writers:

Henry Miller (as H.S. Miller), Tom Phelan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Stan Aubray
Scott Speedman ... Carl Uffner
Don Harvey ... Killer
James Rebhorn ... Chief Lewellyn Brainard
Peter Stormare ... Blair Collet
Amy Carlson ... Alexandra Fredericks
Yul Vazquez ... Jorge 'George' Ruiz
Clea DuVall ... Sandy Strickland
Samantha MacIvor Samantha MacIvor ... Crystal
Billy Wheelan Billy Wheelan ... Young Man
Paz de la Huerta ... Young Woman
Desiree Casado ... Teenage Checkout Girl (as Desiree F. Casado)
Robert C. Kirk ... Heavy-Set Detective
Robin Goldsmith Robin Goldsmith ... Stone-Faced Detective
Marcia Haufrecht ... Diner Waitress
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Storyline

Stan is a quiet, solitary detective in New York City. A few months ago, he solved a gruesome case of serial murders, although an undercover police officer lost her life. A new set of similar murders begins: the bodies are elaborately displayed and the killer uses equipment from art and early movie making in the tableau, or he leaves a clue as to where the investigators are to stand to get the full artistic effect. Stan is paired with a younger detective, Carl, whom he brushes off when Carl wants to get to know him. As pieces fall in place, it's a race to prevent the next killing, quite possibly someone close to Stan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Madness. Mayhem. Mutilation. The masterwork of a serial killer.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing grisly images, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Anamorf See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,120, 20 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,912, 4 May 2008
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Kamala Films See more »
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Stan meets his former partner, he rolls down the window of his car on the passenger's's side. During this scene the height of he window is changes in every shot. See more »

Quotes

Carl Uffner: [to Stan] So what's this one about, Picasso?
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Judy
Written by William Mays (as Bill Mays)
Performed by William Mays (as Bill Mays), Martin Wind and Matt Wilson
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Nice Plot, Bad Execution
20 May 2008 | by nikhilsharanSee all my reviews

This story deserves a better director. Someone who understands the subject very well. The idea was really cool but follows the same platform of movies like Silence of the Lambs. Acting is nearly good. I think with a little more effort and time it could have been more interesting.

There are too many co-incidences which spoil the mystery. The story is certainly dragged at places. And at places it makes you sleepy. The music is nothing great. Willen Dafoe tries his best to impress. So I think it is not the one to watch in a theater but its a good watch at home. Nothing Brainy about it. It won't keep you guessing.


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