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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.


Merlin Dervisevic
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Richmond-Peck ... Edgar
Bernadette Saquibal ... Maylon
Michelle Harrison ... Doris
Monsour Cataquiz Monsour Cataquiz ... Gogan
Kyle Cassie ... Lance
Mary Black ... Facilitator
Michael Eklund ... Julien
Richard Harmon ... William
Andy Thompson ... Counselor
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... Old Man
Jena Skodje ... Rebecca
Jared Ager-Foster Jared Ager-Foster ... Tyler
Fraser Kirkland Fraser Kirkland ... Ryan
Christina Jastrzembska ... Older Doris
David Milchard ... New Inmate
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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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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: To feel bad about what I did isn't enough. Not for me.
Doris: Yeah, well what else is there?
Edgar: I want to make it better!
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References The Fifth Estate (1976) See more »


Performed by Timber Timbre
Written by Taylor Kirk (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Arts & Crafts Productions Inc and Gallery AC Music
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14 April 2014 | by Amatt_wSee 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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5 April 2014 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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