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Sun Choke (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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Janie's just trying to get well.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Sarah Hagan ... Janie
Sara Malakul Lane ... Savannah
Barbara Crampton ... Irma
William Nicol ... Boyfriend
Evan Jones ... Attacker
Joe Nieves ... Officer Olson
Jim Boeven ... Janie's Dad
Christina Amber Christina Amber ... Young Janie
Diana Nguyen Diana Nguyen ... Paramedic
Derek Bevil Derek Bevil ... Paramedic
Annie Read ... Savannah's Friend
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As she recovers from a recent violent psychotic break, Janie (Hagan) is subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker, Irma (Crampton). Janie begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman, Savannah (Lane), that Janie feels an inexplicable yet profound connection to. The obsession turns increasingly invasive, and wedges all three women into an ever-tightening, and terrifying struggle for control. Will Janie pull herself back from the precipice of insanity? Or will she go over head-first, taking anyone nearby down with her? Written by Lodger Films

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Удушье See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.40:1
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Susanby: Visually stunning art house chiller
17 August 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I had to "steal" this summary line from that one other review on IMDb (at this time), because it hits the nail on the head. Actually the review is very thorough overall, but this tag alone should be an indication if the movie itself is something you want to watch. Even without that tag line I went to watch it, not knowing anything except the title of the movie itself of course.

And while it's slow moving/brewing, which might not be most people cup of tea, I have to say that it fits the movie and the story. There is incidental nudity and there is weirdness abound too. Characters behavior may not be easily explained under "normal" circumstances, but the movie is not describing normal at all. This gets clear pretty early on. Does it still sound like something you want to watch? It's not easy let me tell you that. Especially when our main character gets "schooled".

There are a couple of themes here, rebellion, growing up, exploring and more and all packed in a psycho horror setting that will either feel "delightful" or nauseating, depending on your viewing habits. It's just a movie, so you'll either like the art created or loathe it


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