The Dead Girl

One life ends. Seven others begin.


The Dead Girl
An ensemble piece, with five different story lines, all linked by the titular dead girl. The end of her life proved to be the start of the other characters' lives, as they developed from being either abused or abusive women, into something better.

92 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Howcome I always get to look like death warmed over?
Howcome I always get to look like death warmed over?

Credits

Cast
Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, James Franco, Josh Brolin, Rose Byrne, Giovanni Ribisi, Kerry Washington, Mary Steenburgen, Mary Beth Hurt, Piper Laurie, Nick Searcy
Director
Karen Moncrieff
ScreenplayKaren Moncrieff
MusicAdam Gorgoni
CinematographyMicahel Grady
EditingToby Yates
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2006
Produced byLakeshort Entertainment, Pitbull Pictures

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Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageVery strong, frequent, includes blasphemy
NudityA couple of explicit scenes
SexModerately shown, strongly implied
ViolenceFairly intense, bloody and gory
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis movie is disturbing and deals with complex and rather mature themes, which include prostitution, serial killing, extreme loneliness and dependancy, strong sexual references and sexual language is frequent.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconIt's grim, but thought-provoking.
10
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof quote iconAangryende spel en subtiele regie.
10
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconSerial killer tales strike spooky key.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Annette Bayne quote iconThe Dead Girl is a dark and often sad film which offers only a little in the way of hopeful resolution.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconThough nicely executed from a technical standpoint, the subject of victimized womanhood receives extreme treatment.
8
Metacritic.com
21 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
74 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThis dark thriller boasts a fresh approach.
15

What the People say

Internet
2756 Netizens quote iconNot a revolutionary experience but great acting and strong script
14

Average .. 60%

12




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