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The Killing Gene (2007)
"w Delta z" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  22 February 2008 (UK)
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

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Daniel Leone
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Dr. Gelb
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Jack Corelli
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Barbara Adair ...
Alice Jackson
Peter Ballance ...
Trucker (as Peter Balance)
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Elly Carpenter
Lauren Hood ...
Sharon Williams
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...
Gillian (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
Sean Brian Chipango ...
Jamal Osman / Khaled Osman (as Brian 'Saen' Jordan)
Sheila Kerr ...
Alison Lerner
Michael Liebmann ...
Wesley Smith (as Michael Liebman)
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Storyline

A series of deaths have started occurring in New York; Some are being found mutilated while others have an equation wÎ"z = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved onto their skin. As police investigate they discover each victim was forced to choose between sacrificing their own life or a loved ones' life. Before long it becomes clear that this perpetrator has suffered just such a similar fate...so now is coping by seeking a way of solving this philosophical enigma, can Captain Maclean and his officers such as Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott stop this suspect, because he/she won't not until he/she gets to the end of this equation. Written by suspicious

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Would you kill the one you love to save yourself from death? See more »


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Rated R for strong brutal violence including a rape, gruesome images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Associate producer Brock Norman Brock, supporting actor Tom Hardy, and cinematographer Morten Søborg shortly after this film would work with Nicolas Winding Refn. Brock (as co-writer) and Hardy (in the lead titular role) in Bronson (2008) and Søborg (who is famous for his work with Refn) in Valhalla Rising (2009). See more »

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After Gelb is arrested, the whiteboard shows the full, unmarked Price equation. In the next shot, the equation is marked up in red. See more »

Quotes

Helen Westcott: I was warned you are an asshole!
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The end credits roll while a proof of the Price equation shows up. See more »

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References I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

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Hostile
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well-made, intelligent detective/suspense movie
21 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For fans of the detective and suspense genres, this is a worthwhile pick. One could legitimately criticize the art direction as being derivative of "Se7en" or "Saw," but why bother? The writing, the direction, and particularly the acting are so far superior to the vast majority of the horror/thriller/suspense movies that are churned out by the hundreds these days that you'd be denying yourself the chance to see an intelligent, thought-provoking, not unbelievable, suspenseful film if you passed on it for that reason.

It is, psychologically, dark; and there are a few scenes of torture - but they aren't gratuitous and they aren't gratuitously gory. They are essential to advancing the plot and developing the characters; and most of the violence is implied, not shown. If you're looking for torture porn, you'll be disappointed.

The plot twists are interesting, atypical, and believable, and the movie has something significant and thought-provoking to say about the human condition. The characters (with the exception of Melissa George's) are written with moral complexity, and all of the acting (including Ms. George's) is top-notch.

It's a shame this didn't get a theatrical release in the U.S. Judging from the disappointment of torture-porn fans, my guess is that it was not well-marketed.


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