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Backlight (2010)

Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

Director:

Fernando Fragata
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquim de Almeida ... Jay
Michelle Mania Michelle Mania ... Lucy's Mother
Skyler Day ... Lucy
Scott Bailey ... Matt
Joey Hagler ... Daniel
Evelina Pereira ... Helena
Donovan Scott ... Old Farmer
Ana Cristina de Oliveira ... Motel Receptionist
Jeff Swarthout Jeff Swarthout ... School Principal
Renee Ainsworth Renee Ainsworth ... Claire (voice)
James LaGrappe James LaGrappe ... Brad
Caitlin Carmichael ... Jamie
Catherine Carmichael Catherine Carmichael ... Jamie's Mother
Ana Lopes ... Waitress (as Ana Paula Lopes)
Nicole Marie Comer ... Sandy
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Storyline

Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Official site [Portugal]

Country:

Portugal | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2010 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Wonders See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Virtual Audiovisuais See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Old Farmer" is driving a 1958 Mercury M-100 pick-up truck. See more »

Quotes

Claire: [speaking on cell phone] What I mean is, that he jumped into the lake, drowned, and woke up trying to save Jennifer.
Matt: Isn't Jennifer dead at this point?
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Connections

References A Song of Lisbon (1933) See more »

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Tela
Written by Santos e Pecadores
Performed by Santos e Pecadores
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Brilliant script transformed into a great film!
7 August 2010 | by minhaagulhaSee all my reviews

Backlight is a brilliant script: A great story, with nicely shaped characters whom, one way or another, got me thinking "Sometimes, life is so full of coincidences that it's almost unreal.". Obviously, it doesn't matter how strong the script is, if it's transformation to the big screen is sloppy, but with Backlight, everything works in perfection. The multi layered story has been excellently transferred to the screen and the final product is like a perfectly tuned symphony: No note is false, and as the band plays, you get swept away by their music. One of the reasons for this, is a great cast, of whom I think, no one deserves more credit than others... and then again: I really loved Joaquim De Almeida, but above all the memorable character of Lucy, played by the young actress Skyler Day. She will always shine brightly in my mind. A definitely must see movie!


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