Compulsion (2013 film)
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|Directed by||Egidio Coccimiglio|
|Produced by||Gary Howsam|
|Written by||Floyd Byars|
|Based on||301, 302|
by Park Chul-soo
|Starring||Heather Graham |
|Music by||Jonathan Goldsmith|
|Edited by||D. Gillian Truster|
|Distributed by||Dimension Films|
|Budget||$4 million (estimated)|
Compulsion is a 2013 Canadian psychological dark comedy erotic thriller film directed by Egidio Coccimiglio and starring Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, and Joe Mantegna. The movie is based on the South Korean film 301, 302 directed by Park Chul-soo, which also serves as a remake. It focuses on two women occupying neighboring apartments, each one grappling with psychological disorders that begin to overtake their lives.
The movie opened for limited release on June 21, 2013.
Amy (Heather Graham), an obsessive chef, befriends an anorexic former child star Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss) living in the apartment next door, sparking a fiery battle of wills. Unstable Amy wields a spatula like a samurai, and dreams of the day she'll have her own cooking show. As a young girl, Amy was infatuated with a television show starring Saffron, who subsequently vanished into obscurity. The damaged daughter of a tyrannical stage mother, Saffron has struggled with an eating disorder ever since she was a little girl. Plagued by deep-rooted intimacy issues, she spends most of her time alone until the day she crosses paths with Amy. At first, Amy can't believe her luck at having her childhood idol living right next door, and at first the two women even sense an ethereal connection that bonds them. Later, as their true colors begin to emerge, both Amy and Saffron discover just how toxic their chemistry may be.
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