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Subject Two (2006)

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A doctor invents a resurrection formula and tests it by killing his assistant over and over and over again.

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Philip Chidel

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Philip Chidel
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Complete credited cast:
Christian Oliver ... Adam Schmidt
Dean Stapleton ... Dr. Vick
Courtney Mace Courtney Mace ... Kate
Jürgen Jones Jürgen Jones ... The Hunter
Thomas Buesch Thomas Buesch ... The Professor
Philip Chidel ... Subject One
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When the antisocial and lonely medical student Adam Schmidt receives a mysterious e-mail inviting him to participate of a unique medical research, he accepts the job opportunity and travels to an isolated snowing area to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. He meets Dr. Franklin Vick that kills him cutting his throat with a hunting knife. When Adam resurrects, Franklin calls him Subject Two and explains that he is engaged in an unethical medical research, bringing dead to life. Along the days, Adam is killed and resurrected over and over again, with Franklin improving his research, until the day Adam decides to leave the isolated spot. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cobaia See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspen, Colorado, USA

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$23,000 (estimated)
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Official Selection 2006 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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When "Subject Two" first arrives at Doc's cabin, there is just a bit of snow on his shoulders. When he starts to talk to the doctor in the cabin, there is a lot of snow on his right shoulder. After the second time the camera switches back to the doctor, the snow is completely gone. See more »

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Adam Schmidt: There's nothing special about the brain, Doc. Y'ever thought of that? It's just... life. Nothing that can't be turned back on again.
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Playing God
7 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the antisocial and lonely medical student Adam Schmidt (Christian Oliver) receives a mysterious e-mail inviting him to participate of a unique medical research, he accepts the job opportunity and travels to an isolated snowing area to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. He meets Dr. Franklin Vick (Dean Stapleton) that kills him cutting his throat with a hunting knife. When Adam resurrects, Franklin calls him Subject Two and explains that he is engaged in an unethical medical research, bringing dead to life. Along the days, Adam is killed and resurrected over and over again, with Franklin improving his research, until the day Adam decides to leave the isolated spot.

The weird "Subject Two" has a promising and intriguing beginning, with a youngster being killed and resurrected as part of an experiment. However, the pointless story becomes repetitive and boring, with the repetition of the same situation (Adam killed and brought back to life by a guy playing God), having a terrible ending. The best this movie can offer is the wonderful landscapes in Aspen and the blue eyes of Courtney Mace. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Cobaia" ("Subject")


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