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Prevenge (2016)

Not Rated | | 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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GBP80,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,885
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Filmed in and around Cardiff, Wales. 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 »

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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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References Grease (1978) See more »

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Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68
Pastoral""
Performed by Sinfonia Varsovia, Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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A delightfully twisted revenge horror
18 June 2019 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This very dark comedy is centred on Ruth, a heavily pregnant woman who is on a killing spree. For reasons that aren't immediately obvious she has a list of people to kill... and believes it is her unborn daughter that is directing her actions. The deaths are quite gory with throats cut, heads battered and in one case a man is castrated and bleeds out!

The success of this film is down to Alice Lowe who not only plays Ruth but also wrote and directed. Her portrayal of Ruth is great; too often in such films the killer is either obviously bad or excessively glamourous but Ruth is an outwardly ordinary woman; the sort people hardly notice which makes her easier to believe. It is important that she isn't too hard to sympathise with and there are scenes where she shows a caring side... most amusingly when she cares for a man's mistreated mother shortly after dispatching him. There are hints at why she is doing what she is doing early on but it isn't made totally clear too soon which provides a degree of mystery. The humour of the film certainly won't be for everybody but if you enjoy pitch black comedy in your films then I'd certainly recommend checking this out.


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