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Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.

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Joel Potrykus

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Joel Potrykus
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ty Hickson ... Sean
Amari Cheatom ... Cortez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fiji Fiji ... Kaspar
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Suffering from delusions of fortune, a young hermit hides out in the forest hoping to crack an ancient mystery, but pays a price for his mania.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alchemik See more »

Filming Locations:

Allegan, Michigan, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Potrykus, feeling jitters before lead actor Ty Hickson arrived on set, passed out after taking a powerful anxiety pill. See more »

Quotes

Cortez: Look man, you already got enough chemicals and bullshit in your head anyway, all right? Your brain is fried.
Sean: Cortez, I'm serious. I need my fucking pills.
Cortez: Look nigga, you trippin'. I'm out.
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References Red Heat (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleigh Ride Party & Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Performed by the Edison Male Quartette
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A unique film with a lot of layers.
16 March 2017 | by SicknologySee all my reviews

I was expecting big things after Buzzard (2014) and Potrykus has not disappointed.

It's much more than meets the eye in terms of the central theme and if you look at how the main character interacts with the objects around him, you can see what the real story is.


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