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Victim (2010)

A young man finds himself held captive by a mysterious doctor and his brutish henchman.

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Matt Eskandari (as Matthew Eskandari), Michael A. Pierce (as Michael Pierce)
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Stephen Weigand ... Young Man
Bob Bancroft ... Dr. Volk
Brendan Kelly ... Mr. George
Jelly Howie ... Rachel (as Jellie Howie)
Stacy Haiduk ... Janet
Bru Muller ... Brian
Wayne Morse ... Uniformed Officer
Dianne Kwon Dianne Kwon ... Bikini Girl
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A young man finds himself held captive by a mysterious doctor and his brutish henchman.

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It's not always who you think

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Horror | Thriller

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Dr. Volk (Bob Bancroft) quotes poetry from Byron and William Blake. See more »

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Young Man wakes up barefoot following his abduction, but after his forced injection he's wearing black shoes. When he reawakens, he's barefoot once more. See more »

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Dr. Volk: Let us start clean - a blank slate, as they say. Haven't you ever wanted to start over?
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Referenced in The Skin I Live In (2011) See more »

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Nocturne in E flat Major Op. 9, No. 2
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
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Kind of like a car crash...
16 November 2011 | by birdieleighSee all my reviews

...the content is pretty horrific, but you can't look away. I knew very little about this film going into it, and I think that's the best way to approach it. So I won't tell you too many details. It's better if you find it all out for yourself.

I will tell you that I don't consider this to be a "good film" because I necessarily enjoyed watching it. In fact, it was almost painful. "Victim" is probably one of the most vicious films I've ever seen. But there's something about it, so much purpose in its cruelty, that I believe it was well worth watching.

I will also tell you who this movie isn't for. First off, gore-hounds might be disappointed with it unless they're armed with the right information going in: There is definite violence, but this isn't Hostel. Although, I have to say I was surprised (impressed, actually) that a movie could be this dark and sadistic without excessive gore. So people who are into dark films in general will probably get a kick out of it. On that same note, this film is not for the faint of heart. It throws some pretty hefty stuff at you.

All that being said, like I mentioned previously, this is a film that is disturbing, but effective. And I believe it is most effective if you don't know the details going in--but prepare yourself for something quite a bit out of the ordinary. My vote is: take a chance with this movie. If you don't like it, you don't have to complete it. But especially for those of us who love a good detour into the dark side of Psychology, "Victim" is a well-made (and very thought-provoking) way to spend a couple hours.


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17 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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