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Terminus (2007)

After inadvertently offending a strange entity that accosts him on his way to work, a 1970s businessman quickly finds himself in the midst if a bizarre predicament. What follows is a rapid ... See full summary »

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Trevor Cawood
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Credited cast:
Rob Carpenter ... Lead
Trent Opaloch ... Man In Office 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie McKenzie ... Woman in boardroom
Cassidy Wheatcroft Cassidy Wheatcroft ... Child
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After inadvertently offending a strange entity that accosts him on his way to work, a 1970s businessman quickly finds himself in the midst if a bizarre predicament. What follows is a rapid descent into madness, a journey both eerie and darkly humorous. The exact nature of the businessman's tormentor is purposefully ambiguous, lending itself to a variety of interpretations. Is "Terminus" a surreal critique of human alienation in the modern urban environment? or is the protagonist's struggle an internal one, his mysterious stalker a manifestation of his repressed subconscious mind? Either way, "Terminus"'s innovative visual effects and distinctively vintage atmosphere make it a highly engrossing experience. Written by J Cawood

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Dark & Beautiful
22 January 2008 | by ShortoftheWeekSee all my reviews

Terminus (Latin for "boundary stone") is a dark comedy about the self-destructive nature of the human mind and the dangers of urban isolation. In this film, a colossus made of concrete pilings follows a lonely man throughout the city tormenting him as he goes about his daily life on the subway, at the doctor's office, and elsewhere. All the while, a strong, foreboding sense of mental anxiety builds as the man is ultimately driven to extreme ends.

I caught up with Trevor (a Canadian filmmaker and recipient of many visual effects distinctions including 2 Emmy nominations) to ask him some questions about the film…

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Konecná See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Spy Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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