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Cruel & Unusual (2014)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 5 April 2014 (Taiwan)
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Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, a man finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edgar
... Maylon
... Doris
Monsour Cataquiz ... Gogan
... Lance
... Facilitator
... Julien
... William
... Counselor
John Hainsworth ... Old Man
... Rebecca
Jared Ager-Foster ... Tyler
Fraser Kirkland ... Ryan
... Older Doris
... New Inmate


Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, a man finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller




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5 April 2014 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Kegyetlenül szokatlan  »


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CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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The film seems to have two meanings to its title, cruel and unusual. The first obviously being the type of punishment each individual faces having to relive their horrible crimes everyday. But the second being the actual crimes themselves. Drowning children, mutulating and bludgening ones parents, committing suicide in front of ones own kids, all things cruel and unusual. Potentially saying the punishment matches the crime. See more »


Edgar: I've never lifted a finger against Maylon in my life.
Counselor: That won't work, you're also dead.
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References The Fifth Estate (1976) See more »


Performed by Thievery Corporation
Written by Garza, Hilton and Ghelichkhani
Courtesy of BMG/Chrysalis and ESL Music
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14 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I Went for the premiere of this film in Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. Everything is perfect, the performing of actors and actresses are persuasive, the story is simple in fact, but by the editing, it makes the plot more interesting and digging deeper. The philosophy of life and love in the film makes it worth seeing it again and again. The twists in the second half of the film leads the story to an unexpected touching ending. In the end, it turns out to be a movie warm and full of love. Really impressive, and it blows my mind. The movie score seems a little weak comparing to other aspects. In addition, for the first half, some scenes repeat too much times but reveals less. But those are not so important. Please go and see it.

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