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Painless (2017)

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Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

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Jordan Horowitz

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Jordan Horowitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Klein ... Henry Long
Evalena Marie ... Shani
Kip Gilman ... Dr. Raymond Parks
Pascal Yen-Pfister ... Dr. Steven Andrews
Tommie Sox Tommie Sox ... Eddie
Nick Latrenta ... Jeremy
Joshua Koopman ... Ron
Eileen Paulino ... Paulina
David Weindel David Weindel ... Hardware Store Clerk
Lino Tanaka ... Delivery Guy
Valeria Sistrunk Valeria Sistrunk ... Dr. Lynn
Robert Sioch Robert Sioch ... Young Henry
Orion Spinelli Orion Spinelli ... Baby Henry
Katherine van Hengel ... Young Henry's Mother
Becki Dennis ... Patient
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Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

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If you can't feel pain, how do you know you're alive?

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Drama | Thriller

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English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Rhode Island, USA See more »

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"Painless" Is an Impeccable Film with A Lot of Feeling
12 December 2017 | by Cheek to GeekSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film when it screened at a sci-fi film festival in Austin, TX, called Other Worlds Austin. It was one of my favorites from the entire festival. I was so impressed with this film, because it elevates science fiction from what people normally expect. "Painless" is an impeccably written, character driven story about Henry, a man with a congenital disorder that doesn't allow him to feel pain, and his quest to "cure" himself. Rather than taking the path of most science fiction and action films and creating a superhuman character who is invulnerable to pain, this movie was extremely thoughtful in considering how a person with this disorder might become extremely cautious and closed off. It's Henry's struggle with his solitude that make this story so captivating. Joey Klein gives an incredible performance as Henry, and the supporting cast excels as well. The cinematography in this film adds so much to the story. Jordan Horowitz did an amazing job writing and directing this film. I'm so excited to see science fiction moving in the direction of emotional storytelling and not just clever plot lines and CGI creatures. I hope I get to see this film again, and I'm very excited to see what everyone involved with this movie does next.


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