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The Suicide Theory (2014)

R | | Drama | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A suicidal man hires a demented killer to assist him in suicide, but for some reason, miraculously survives each attempt on his life.

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Dru Brown
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Mouzakis ... Steven Ray
Leon Cain ... Percival
Joss McWilliam Joss McWilliam ... Thomas
Matthew Scully ... Brad
Todd Levi ... Doctor
Nicholas Cooper ... Todd (as Nicholas G. Cooper)
Warwick Comber Warwick Comber ... Paul
Erin Connor ... Jessica
Chris Bartholomew ... Police Officer 1
Ron Kelly ... Police Chief
Christian McCarty ... Thug / Bartender
Darrell Plumridge Darrell Plumridge ... Taxi Driver 2
Mirko Grillini ... Frank Dubios
Zoe de Plevitz Zoe de Plevitz ... Annie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trudy Allen Trudy Allen ... Funeral mourner / Bar Patron
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STEVEN RAY was never quite normal. But when the love of his life ANNIE is killed in a hit-and-run incident at a city cross walk, his violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable. One night, as Steven plots his next murder, a body drops from the sky and lands on his cab. Enter PERCIVAL, who's unsuccessful attempt at jumping off a building not only interferes with Steven's plans, but the chance encounter also introduces the two into each other's sad and lonely lives. Percival believes he's cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt and concludes fate brought he and Steven together. So he hires Steven to assist him in suicide. Steven does not believe in fate and thinks Percival is desperate and delusional. But he accepts the offer. Easy money. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe. He tries to help Percival figure out ways to break the curse. And in the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the... Written by Seven8 Media

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Теория самоубийства See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Won the Audience Award at the 2014 Austin Film Festival. See more »

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Percival mentions he jumped off the Humber Bridge in London, the Humber Bridge is actually near Hull, East Yorkshire. See more »

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Features Terminator Salvation (2010) See more »

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Exceptional independent film.
29 September 2014 | by toxiemiteSee all my reviews

With a provocative name like THE SUICIDE THEORY and little knowledge of its story, I had no idea what to expect from this new independent Australian feature film. Suspecting something gratuitous and/or deeply disturbing I was surprised and relieved to be confronted with a unique and original film, which was dramatic and comical in equal measure. It tells the story of two men who are both dealing with unimaginable grief. One of them (Steven) has harnessed his darkness by becoming a gun-for-hire while the other man (Percival) is desperately suicidal. Percival believes himself to be cursed when no method of suicide actually works and so he employs Steven to kill him. The two men form an unlikely bond when Steven's attempts to kill Percival all fail. The story is complex and to reveal any more would be to ruin it for you. So good is this film that I uncomfortably held in one of the biggest pisses I've ever had to take. I kept waiting for a moment to quickly duck out but the film was so gripping that I couldn't leave. Every beat seemed important and to have left the cinema, even for a moment, would have ruined the film. I am struggling to find any criticisms with THE SUICIDE THEORY aside from the fact that the title may be off putting to many people... however it is a very appropriate title. Director Dru Brown has crafted an amazing looking film with rock-solid performances from every single player. Leo Cain and Steve Mouzakis are fantastic as the two leads and their on screen chemistry is undeniable. Both deliver sincere and outstanding performances. The script is good too and moves from beat to beat without drooping and it keeps the story moving at full steam ahead. The film is shot well, lit well and edited well. It's an accomplished film, which will stick with me for some time. I am already wanting to watch it again and cannot wait to see what good things Dru Brown moves onto from here. This is an exceptional film.

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