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Replace (2017)

Kira's skin starts to age rapidly, dry out and crumble away. But then she discovers that she can replace her own skin with somebody else's.

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Norbert Keil
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Forsythe ... Kira Mabon
Lucie Aron ... Sophia Demeraux
Barbara Crampton ... Dr. Rafaela Crober
Sean Knopp ... Jonas Swierczynski
Adnan Maral ... Dr. Czerny
Agnes Kiyomi Decker Agnes Kiyomi Decker ... Dr. Assistant
J. David Hinze ... Detective Loomis
Teresa Gluck Teresa Gluck ... Dr. Assistant
Daniel Holzberg Daniel Holzberg ... E.M.T.
Matthias Beier ... Security Guard #1
Laura Cuenca Serrano Laura Cuenca Serrano ... Waitress
Felix von Poser Felix von Poser ... Officer Myers
Lea Urban Lea Urban ... Marla (Trendy Young Woman #1)
Geneviève Boehmer Geneviève Boehmer ... Trendy Young Woman #2 (as Genevieve Boehmer)
Julia Mauracher Julia Mauracher ... Bathtub Woman
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Young and Beautiful Kira is afflicted with a strange disease: her skin starts to age rapidly, dry out and crumble away. When she discovers that she can replace her own skin with somebody else's, she has to choose: watch her own body wither and die - or give in to temptation - whatever the price. Written by Sparkling Pictures

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Country:

Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Substituição See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Visually intriguing with unexpected twists, although poorly executed.
28 October 2017 | by chazthegamrSee all my reviews

Replace (2016) has been on my watch list ever since the official poster came out, what motivated me to watch the film was the body horror genre and the potential this film had. I knew almost nothing about this film, other than the IMDb bio and the mixed reviews. I recently found the film on DVD in HMV without a price-tag. When I sat down and watched the film I was instantly stunned by the introduction, however I quickly found myself foreseeing a disaster after the introduction.

The execution of Replace is very amateur and bombastic, mainly the music choices, sound editing and the editing. The music was quite hyperbolized attempting its hardest to provoke any emotion that's intended, the problem is that the development for this film is lacking, so the soundtrack appears as bombastic. The sound editing was very baffling, you could clearly tell when a line was dubbed, however voices of the actors would echo randomly for no reason, the sound editing was very inconsistent and became a massive distraction.

The editing for this film is perhaps the worst aspect, the editing really damages the film stylistically. This film is utterly confused on what style it intends to illustrate, this is conveyed through the complete switch of style of music, initially the soundtrack choice is synthetic, although later the soundtrack becomes orchestral, with very stock violins and bombastic motifs utilised to force the emotion down your throat. The editing is also a problem due to its tendency to flicker uncontrollably. At times you have no idea on what's happening.

In terms of what this film accomplishes, the twists and gore effects are superbly done. The gore effects seem very organic, although these gore effects are juxtaposed by the unphased performance of the main character, the pain is barely felt.

As a whole, Replace is a student film that has some great cinematography although also includes baffling editing, terrible sound design, sometimes laughable dialogue, and a score that's very bombastic and confused.


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