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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.

Director:

Panos Cosmatos

Writer:

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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Details

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:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,957, 20 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,129, 29 July 2012
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Chromewood Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Towards the end of the film, when Elena is scaling the shaft between two different rooms in Arboria; there are conduit lines running up and down reflecting the same colors of a rainbow. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Nyle drives through the Fraser River Tunnel in Richmond, British Columbia in 1983, but the glowing yellow LED lane markers were only installed in the tunnel in the early 2000s. See more »

Quotes

Mercurio Arboria: [while holding baby Elena and before submerging her into the black goo] Your mother's reabsorption into the cycle of life won't be for nothing, my darling, Elena. You will be the dawning of a new era for the human race... and the human soul. Let the new age of enlightenment begin!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel Dust
performed by Venom
written by Jeffrey Dunn/Anthony Bray/Conrad Lant
published by Notting Hill Music (BMI)
courteous of Universal Records/Sanctuary
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9 November 2011 | by eli-justSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the AFI film festival. Before the film started the director said "I hope you're as messed up in the head as I was when I made this film." He was very right. The film is not for everybody, nor should it be. It is long, confusing, and I loved every minute of it. It is a film you have to buy into to enjoy, but once you're in you're in for a trip. A brilliant piece of science fiction, and contains one of the scariest scenes I have seen in a long time. The cinematography was also brilliant and some phenomenal lighting. This movie is not for those with a short attention span, but anybody who can sit through 2001, Enter the Void or Stalker should love this film.


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