Cruel & Unusual

Genre:  Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: May 23, 2014 - Vancouver - May 23, 2014 - Vancouver

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: David Richmond-Peck, Bernadette Saquibal, Michelle Harrison, Richard Harmon, Michael Eklund


Merlin Dervisevic’s Canadian fantasy thriller tells a story of an ESL teacher Edgar (David Richmond-Peck), a man wrongfully accused of killing his wife Maylon (Bernadette Saquibal). Edgar finds himself trapped for eternity in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to continuously relive her death or until enlightenment – whichever comes first. Edgar begins his journey towards enlightenment in a mandatory group therapy session.

With the help of his fellow inmates, Edgar comes up with a risky plan to end this horrible cycle of reliving that dreadful day and to set everything right. Ultimately, Edgar learns that there is more to his story than meets the eye, and that he is actually the one to blame. Edgar must accept his own faults to achieve serenity.

The film was shot in the Vancouver area.

Director: Merlin Dervisevic
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Matthew Cervi
Screenplay: Merlin Dervisevic

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  • 5 stars "I found this movie on Netflix and really enjoyed it. You can't skip through the film - it won't make sense then but if you can just follow along with the leading man, it all plays out in the end. It is a very interesting take on the afterlife."
  • 5 stars "This is a must watch movie. Great actors as well as a great story line."