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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

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An unemployed alcoholic Native American Indian lives on a trailer park with his wife and two children. Convinced that he has nothing to offer this world, he agrees to be tortured to death by a gang of rednecks in return for $50,000. Written by Duncan Shine <shine@telecall.co.uk>

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Director and star Johnny Depp was deeply upset at negative reviews by American critics attending an otherwise successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival. As a result, he refused to release the film in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Father Stratton: You sold your soul!
Raphael: No, father, I sold my body. Like a whore.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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El Sisquisiri
(Traditional Arranged by Conjuto Cosmaloapan)
Courtesy of Discos Corason, Mexico
By Arrangement with Rounder Records and Ocean Park Music Group
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it lingers
29 October 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on DVD. As soon as I finished watching, I felt I had to see it again.

The thought of being killed for money may sound bizarre, but in this movie, it's very realistic.

The movie caught the mindset of a man about to be sacrified very well and you could feel the intensity. It neither condemned nor aprove his decision. But his actions all made sense, so we sympathize but not pity him.

Johnny Depp played the role so well, he was able to convince us that he was just doing his best to help his beloved family.


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