Compulsion (2013 film)

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Compulsion 2013 movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEgidio Coccimiglio
Produced byGary Howsam
Bill Marks
Written byFloyd Byars
Based on301, 302
by Park Chul-soo
StarringHeather Graham
Carrie-Anne Moss
Kevin Dillon
Joe Mantegna
Music byJonathan Goldsmith
CinematographyVilmos Zsigmond
Edited byD. Gillian Truster
Distributed byDimension Films
Release date
  • June 21, 2013 (2013-06-21) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
Budget$4 million (estimated)[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

The movie opened for limited release on June 21, 2013.[4]


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.



Although the film takes place in New York City, principal photography took place in Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, Ontario.

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  1. ^ "Compulsion (Review)". Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Compulsion". MovieWeb. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Dimension Films Acquires Psychological Thriller Compulsion". Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  4. ^ "'Compulsion' Heather Graham new trailer". 17 June 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2017.

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