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Prevenge (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)
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Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

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Alice Lowe

Writer:

Alice Lowe
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Lowe ... Ruth
Dan Renton Skinner Dan Renton Skinner ... Mr. Zabek
Jo Hartley ... Midwife
Tom Davis ... DJ Dan
Leila Hoffman ... Dan's Mum
Kate Dickie ... Ella
Kayvan Novak ... Tom
Mike Wozniak Mike Wozniak ... Josh
Tom Meeten ... Zac
Marc Bessant Marc Bessant ... Matt
Gemma Whelan ... Len
Della Moon Synnott Della Moon Synnott ... Baby
Grace Calder ... Yoga Instructor
Eileen Davies ... Jill
Elen Rattenbury Elen Rattenbury ... Girl in Park
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Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

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Killing for Two


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Trivia

The film took 11 days to shoot. 8 days of principal photography plus an additional 3 days of pickups. See more »

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When Ruth is lying in bed looking at a photograph of her late husband, the photograph she holds in her hands is different between shots (he is sitting in one and standing in the other). See more »

Quotes

Ruth: Kids these days are really spoilt. It's like, "mummy, I want a PlayStation! Mummy, I want you to kill that man!"
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Connections

Features Crime Without Passion (1934) See more »

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Do What You Wanna Do
Performed by T-Connection
Written by Theophilus Coakley
Published by EMI Music Publishing (WP) Ltd and Universal/MCA Music Ltd.
Licensed Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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British crime drama at its best
22 January 2017 | by misterbeerSee all my reviews

After having enjoyed Alice Lowe's performance in Sightseers from 2012, I looked forward to see her directional debut in Prevenge. And I was not disappointed as the movie continues the tone with dark humor and explicit crime scenes. Lowe was heavily pregnant during the making of the movie. She plays the puzzled pregnant Ruth having lost the baby's father and facing birth on her own. Just like in Sightseers she is living on the edge of society in her own illusory world and feels that her unborn child is increasingly dictating her thoughts and actions. The movie depicts a depressing perspective of a pregnant women facing denials in all aspects of society. Nurses, flirting men, job interviewers, landlords, everyone is letting Ruth down because of her "circumstance". But the movie is more than a moral statement. It's a story of how a person can lose grip after a blow of fate. As in the prior movie, heavy violence is shown as a result of the main character's deep obsession. So I recommend this movie only to those who can stand explicit and bloody scenes. Many cynical and funny elements within the conversations make Prevenge an entertaining movie to reflect on with a shaking ending.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cardiff, Wales, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP80,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,885
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2.35 : 1
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