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Roman (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 26 September 2006 (USA)
A lonely young man's obsession with his neighbor gets the best of him, resulting in a murder, a cover-up ... and a potential new romance?

Director:

Angela Bettis

Writer:

Lucky McKee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucky McKee ... Roman
Nectar Rose ... Eva / Dream Girl
Kristen Bell ... The Girl / Isis
Ben Boyer Ben Boyer ... Russ
Mike McKee Mike McKee ... Leroy Wolf
Jesse Hlubik ... Jesse
Chris Sivertson Chris Sivertson ... Lanky Worker
Ernie Banks Ernie Banks ... Cyrus
Adam Gierasch ... Boyd
Eddie Steeples ... Detective
Thomas Beaumont Thomas Beaumont ... The Waiter
Vanessa Menendez Vanessa Menendez ... Hedda Gabler
Lotus Harmony Lotus Harmony ... Dream Girl
Pancho Alvarez Pancho Alvarez ... Lunch Room Worker
Stephen Michael Copeland Stephen Michael Copeland ... Lunch Room Worker (as Steve Copeland)
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Storyline

Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with the elusive beauty (Kristen Bell) who lives in another apartment in his building complex. When a chance encounter with the young woman goes horribly wrong, a moment of frenzied desperation triggers a chilling turn of events leading to the girl's murder. As he teeters between deranged fantasy and cold reality, Roman's struggle to hide his grisly secret is further complicated by an eccentric neighbor named Eva (Nectar Rose) who develops an unlikely attraction to Roman and forces herself into his dark and tortured world. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Sometimes Death Is Not So Natural

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

May 2: The Story of Roman See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Auteur Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Y. Thompson originally shot scenes as French waiter Abdul, but was unable to make re-shoots due to appendicitis and the role had to be recast. Instead, he shot a new scene as a cashier who sells Roman a girlie magazine. Neither character ended up in the final cut. See more »

Quotes

Isis, the Girl: Do I have something on my face?
Roman: Yes.
Isis, the Girl: What?
Roman: Pretty eyes.
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References Harvey (1950) See more »

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It's not at the same level of May but it's a very interesting experiment
23 May 2007 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

A few years ago,I saw a real masterpiece called May.In 2002,that movie showed director Lucky McKee as one of the most original and fresh new voices of contemporary horror.But,his following works were not what the people expected from him with May.The Woods was not a bad film but it was miles away from May and his episode in Masters of Horror was very mediocre.Now comes Roman,written and starred by McKee and directed by Angela Bettis,the main actress from May.The result is not as good as May,but the film is a pretty interesting experiment.The story of Roman is a little similar to May but there's a difference;in May,the main character stays away from people,looking for refuge on her sick mind;in Roman,the main character tries to stop being shy.The film gets a disturbing tone on some simple scenes.Also,the movie has a good level of surrealism(like the scene Roman goes picnic).McKee's screenplay and Bettis' direction show some typical things from cinema students like excessive pretension and artistic ambition.The performances are really good.McKee shows potential as an actor because his work is quite solid.Kristen Bell and Nectar Rose bring competent works.In spite of being pretentious,a little predictable and not too original,Roman is an interesting experiment.


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