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Prevenge (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 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

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Alice Lowe
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Cast

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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kerstumas See more »

Filming Locations:

Cardiff, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP80,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,885
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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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Featured in Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: Horror (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Studio 54
Written by Harry Valentine & Tom Linden
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Nasty Naturalism
26 March 2017 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Wondering what to do for a hour and a half and wanting to see something just slightly different I stumbled across PREVENGE . Low budget British black comedy written , directed and starring Alice Lowe about a pregnant female going on a killing spree. Hmm . There's a danger that this sounds like a vanity project but I always give a film a chance and did notice that this page is very positive . I did double check that the reviewers were genuine because when you've got an unknown film on this with glowing reviews this usually means they're written by shills who give themselves away only registering when the film is released and never ever writing a comment for any other film

Truth be told PREVENGE exceeded all my expectations and found myself being caught up in the story very quickly. There's not a lot to the premise of "Deluded pregnant woman murders people she doesn't like" but this hardly matters . Ms Lowe who was seven months pregnant during shooting production has made a very quirky offbeat and violent black comedy that caused me to constantly smile. The idea isn't very persuasive , realistic or original but for some strange reason the details such as an aggressive charity worker turning up at someone's door and being greeted in an equally aggressive manner does come across as being somewhat naturalistic. Characters react and interact in ways you might expect them to out in the real world

As I write this one American reviewer has posted a rather negative review. To be fair to an international audience PREVENGE has obviously been made for a domestic audience and you'd need to understand the dark sense of humour we have in Britain . Dare I say we Brits have a very nasty sense of humour ? Regardless of cultural sensibilities PREVENGE is an enjoyable black comedy


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