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Sam Was Here (2016)

California, Mojave Desert, 1998. A strange glow appears in the sky. Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search... See full summary »

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Christophe Deroo
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rusty Joiner ... Sam
Sigrid La Chapelle Sigrid La Chapelle ... Eddy
Rhoda Pell ... Rebecca Saxton
Hassan Galedary Hassan Galedary ... Thomas Payne
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California, Mojave Desert, 1998. A strange glow appears in the sky. Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted. What's more, his wife won't answer his calls. It's as if everyone were avoiding him. When his car breaks down, Sam becomes a prisoner of the empty, hostile environment. Alone and without human contact for days on end, he listens continuously to a talk-show on the only local radio station. The host, a man named Eddy, takes calls from listeners who share their thoughts on a child killer at large in the area. At the same time, Sam starts getting psychologically harassed by strange threats he receives on his pager. Gradually, people begin to reappear and attempt to kill him. Sam has become a target and he must now defend himself. Little by little he loses it, caught up in a paranoid identity crisis. Is he truly the killer they're after, or is he being driven ... Written by Christophe Deroo

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill/Off See more »

Filming Locations:

El Mirage, California, USA See more »

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KuroKitsu,Vixens,Firm Studio See more »
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2.35 : 1
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The director himself told that the ending was not so important to be understood, but only the atmosphere, like a painting. See more »

Goofs

After Sam drives with his car over the spikes on the road, it's clearly seen that the rear tires are intact. See more »

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Another movie where you get no explanations.
25 April 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

If you read the story-line here on IMDb you basically know everything about this movie. You won't get any surprises, answers or whatever. I don't get why you would make a movie without giving any explanations at the end. It's a total waste of our time. The filming is professional though, nothing bad to say about that. The actors are also okay. It's just the story-line that make no sense at all. There is that strange red glow in the air, people wearing masks trying to kill the main character, the radio host doing strange movements with his back etc. All things you will never get an explanation. So why bother and waste your time watching this? It has no point. I wished I didn't lose my time with this movie.


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