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Cruel & Unusual (2014)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 5 April 2014 (Taiwan)
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Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, a man finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity.


Merlin Dervisevic
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David Richmond-Peck ... Edgar
Bernadette Saquibal ... Maylon
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Monsour Cataquiz Monsour Cataquiz ... Gogan
Kyle Cassie ... Lance
Mary Black ... Facilitator
Michael Eklund ... Julien
Richard Harmon ... William
Andy Thompson ... Counselor
John Hainsworth John Hainsworth ... Old Man
Jena Skodje ... Rebecca
Jared Ager-Foster Jared Ager-Foster ... Tyler
Fraser Kirkland Fraser Kirkland ... Ryan
Christina Jastrzembska ... Older Doris
David Milchard ... New Inmate


Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, a man finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity.

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5 April 2014 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kegyetlenül szokatlan See more »


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CAD1,000,000 (estimated)
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The film seems to have two meanings to its title, cruel and unusual. The first obviously being the type of punishment each individual faces having to relive their horrible crimes everyday. But the second being the actual crimes themselves. Drowning children, mutulating and bludgening ones parents, committing suicide in front of ones own kids, all things cruel and unusual. Potentially saying the punishment matches the crime. See more »


William: [standing in front of the group] I'm spreading deviled ham onto a roll when my father comes in and asks me how are things going at school. I say "fine", he says "fine" isn't very descriptive. I say "how are things" isn't very explicit. He tells me not to be smart with him, and I thrust the knife into his throat. Only it's not sharp, so it barely pierces his skin. Holding his throat, gulping for air, the look of shock in his eyes only lasts for a second, then it's anger. He says something, I ...
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References The Fifth Estate (1976) See more »


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I'm somewhat conflicted on the genre...
17 November 2015 | by anirud-sundarSee all my reviews

This doesn't usually happen to me with most movies, however, I had quite a difficult time identifying how seriously this movie really took itself. When I came to this website, I half expected the genre to say both "sci-fi" and "comedy," as opposed to "sci-fi" and "thriller." The acting was superb, however, the script and interaction between the characters had me laughing when I guess I was not supposed to. I cannot say that I was expecting what came at the resolution either, which certainly makes this movie worth watching. I did not want to include any spoilers in this review, so I'll conclude it by telling those who are a fan of the sci-fi genre to give this title a shot, and decide how they feel about it for themselves.

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