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Zoo (2007)

Unrated | | Documentary | 30 May 2008 (UK)
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A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

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Robinson Devor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coyote Coyote ... Himself
Jenny Edwards Jenny Edwards ... Herself
John Edwards John Edwards ... Himself
John Paulsen ... Mr. Hands
Ron Carrier Ron Carrier ... The Happy Horseman
Russell Hodgkinson ... H
Tom Gormally Tom Gormally ... The Polishman
Forest Fousel Forest Fousel ... Capitol Hill man (as Forest L. Fousel)
Brad Harrington Brad Harrington ... Bremerton man
Andrew Scott McIntyre Andrew Scott McIntyre ... Military man (as Andrew McIntyre)
Richard Carmen ... Mr. Hands' brother
Ken Kreps ... Mr. Hand's father
Malayka Gormally Malayka Gormally ... Mr. Hands' wife
Conor Gormally Conor Gormally ... Mr. Hands' son
Robert Padilla Robert Padilla ... The rancher
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A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

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We are not who we appear to be.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Zoofilia See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,920, 29 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,032, 8 July 2007
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1.78 : 1
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The horse performer in this movie was a Thoroughbred mare named 'Somebodys Baby', and is a former successful racehorse. The horse in the incident portrayed was in reality an Arabian stallion. See more »

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Referenced in The Exploding Girl (2009) See more »

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A humanizing look at something awful
30 April 2007 | by Adam DonagheySee all my reviews

Zoo is probably as tasteful a movie as can be, given its bestial subject. For those of you who aren't aware, there's a small population of the world who prefer the love of an animal--both mentally and physically--over the love of a human. This film stylistically recreates the life and death of one horse lover, Mr. Hands, and his pack of animal molesting friends, during one of many meetings and BBQ's in a small town near Seattle. Mr. Hands died from internal injuries, caused by the numerous and repetitive thrusting of the enlarged member of a stallion into his anus.

The film is tasteful because it's not sleazy. In this respect, it's almost worse on the audience because it humanizes these so-called animal lovers. What you'd think would be more like a shockumentary, more than anything else, really becomes a shallow dissection of a zoophile's playful mind. It's certainly not psychological, nor really in-depth; but its shallowness really makes it that much more grim.

As I watched the film, I felt like a voyeur peering into the lives of ordinary human beings doing absolutely bizarre and reprehensible things--and they just talked about it as if it were as benign and workaday as eating a bowl of cereal or taking the dog for a ride (insert pun here). Yet, much like a pedophile talking about his love for children, these zoophile's innocently and sincerely spoke about their love for animals.

Initially concerned about the content of the film, I left the theater without witnessing the exploitation or mockery of bestiality, nor did I see anything graphic or overtly sexual. I did leave the theater a little sickened, however, because I didn't loathe Mr. Hands or his friends. In fact, I somehow sympathized with their pitiful plight.


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