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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

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Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

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Panos Cosmatos

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Panos Cosmatos
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael J Rogers ... Barry Nyle (as Michael Rogers)
Eva Bourne ... Elena (as Eva Allan)
Scott Hylands ... Dr. Mercurio Arboria
Rondel Reynoldson ... Margo
Marilyn Norry ... Rosemary Nyle
Gerry South ... Skinny Hesher
Chris Gauthier ... Fat Hesher
Sara Stockstad Sara Stockstad ... Anna Arboria
Roy Campsall Roy Campsall ... Sentionaut
Geoffrey Conder Geoffrey Conder ... Mutant
Colombe Meighan Colombe Meighan ... Baby Elena
Ryley Zinger Ryley Zinger ... Unmasked Sentionaut (as Riley Zinger)
Vincente Rodriguez Lima Vincente Rodriguez Lima ... Mexican DJ
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Storyline

Spanning over two decades of research and innovation from the 1960s to the early-1980s, the Arboria Institute--a secluded New Age commune and a state-of-the-art research facility--and the pill-popping psychiatrist, Dr Barry Nyle, are particularly interested in their newest specimen: the female patient, Elena. To begin to understand her mind-boggling telekinetic and telepathic abilities, the demented doctor keeps Elena heavily sedated and in a constant catatonic state; however, her capabilities are unfathomable. What are Dr Nyle's deeper intentions? In the end, could the institute's utopian doctrine be flawed after all? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Beyond Science. Beyond Sanity. Beyond Control.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Além do Arco-Íris Negro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,957, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$56,491

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,491
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Chromewood Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the promotional video for "Arboria" at the very beginning of the movie, the roman numerals for the copyright date translate to 1966. See more »

Goofs

In the Arboria Institute's promo film, dated MCMLXVII (1967), the Arboria logo is set in the Avant Garde font. This font was based on the logo of Avant Garde magazine, created in 1968, and wasn't available as a full typeface until 1970. See more »

Quotes

Mercurio Arboria: Bring home the mother lode, Barry.
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Crazy Credits

Final end credit: "'No matter where you go, there you are.' - B. Banzai" See more »

Connections

References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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Inside Out Flower
performed by Kicking Giant
written by Tae Won Yu/Rachel Carns
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If you are into weird movies (like me), you will probably dig this
13 November 2011 | by mrnerdbillionSee all my reviews

OK so for convenience, I'll just break it down to the kind of people who will like this movie, vs. those who won't. You pick your category and then you will know if you should see it. Because 1 out of 20 people will love this, and the rest will think it is the worst movie ever.

You will love it if: 1: You felt 2001 could have been even slower paced and still be awesome 2: You love really thinky sci-fi even if it doesn't involve people shooting aliens 3: You are crazy in love with 80's hair styles and weird synth music (this movie takes place in 1983, and takes that responsibility VERY seriously) 4: You loved Agent Smith's delivery of lines in The Matrix, and would have liked it if he talked even more slowly and threateningly 5: You think the only good sci-fi is 70's Russian sci-fi

You will hate this movie if: 1: You enjoy having more than one person deliver lines over the course of two hours (basically one speaking part in this movie, though the actor does a good job) 2: You don't like when movies are very, very pretentious 3: You like your movies to generally make an effort to make sense (at one point I swear the main guy gets a phone call from Speak-n-Spell) 4: You don't like when movies spend a considerable amount of their running time trying to injure the viewer's senses 5: You like a really good ending (if you look over the reviews, whether people loved or hated this movie everyone agrees the ending was weak)

All things considered, I really liked this movie, and so did the people I saw it with. But that's a bunch of film geeks. If you're a weird film geek too, I recommend it.


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