Monday, November 22, 2010

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

A likeable young man despite his depressive disposition, Zia puts blade to wrist only to find that the pain of life doesn't end with the coming of death. Now trapped in a bleak metaphysical landscape populated entirely by suicide victims blearily searching for the joys that eluded them in the physical realm, Zia soon learns that the love is one of the latest arrivals in the dreary land of the dead. As Zia sets out to locate his ill-fated former companion and experience the joys that eluded the couple in life, he is joined in his quest by a lovelorn Russian rocker named Eugene and an accidental tourist named Mikal, who's looking for a way out of the sorrowful stir.

Director: Goran Dukic
Writers: Goran Dukic (screenplay) and Etgar Keret (short story)
Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham and Tom Waits
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